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Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security

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12 months
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6260 GBP/year
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Successful completion of the Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security programme at De Montfort University gives students seven industry recognised professional certificates and the MSc.

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Overview

Digital forensics and security are increasingly in the public eye. Whether it is the theft of a laptop containing secret information, high profile hacking incidents, anti-terrorism operations or controversies surrounding lost data, it is impossible to ignore the importance and excitement surrounding digital forensics and security.

Reasons to study Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security programme at De Montfort University :

  • Study in our dedicated purpose built, Cyber Security Centre (CSC) a state-of-the-art cyber security and forensics laboratory, allowing you to develop your practical and professional skills further
  • Academic expertise you will benefit from expertise and knowledge from industry experts, the course is developed and delivered in conjunction with 7Safe, Cambridge
  • Flexible study options available the start dates spaced out throughout the year, and the option to take most modules in any order that suits you
  • Excellent graduate prospects gain the specialist skills and expertise to progress in one of the most rapidly expanding areas of computing

Graduate Careers

Graduates are likely to be employed as computer security specialists within law enforcement, government or other related agencies, in commercial IT departments or security consultancies, or in other computing positions where computer security is an issue. 

It is anticipated that successful completion of the MSc will support the career development of graduates. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a PhD and a career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Network Security and Ethical Hacking
  • Wireless Security (CWSA - Wireless Security)
  • Forensic Tools and Processes (CFIP - Forensic Investigations)
  • Applied Forensics – Malware  Investigations (CMI – Malware Investigations)
  • Advanced Forensicsand Incident Response (CSIS – Computer Security Incident Investigation)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Start date: All year round

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you do not have the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial experience in an appropriate area, you can be considered for entry to the course.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

International Fee: Please contact the University for more information

Funding

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