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Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Internet Security Systems Computer Forensics

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Cyber security aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. Whereas Digital forensics is focused on recovery and investigation of artefacts found on a digital device. Devices that store data include computers, laptops, smartphones, memory cards or external hard drives.

This Masters course has been designed with a high degree of relevance to industry’s needs, in order to meet the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills. Our course is practical and offers highly marketable Cyber Security, Computer Security and Digital Forensics skills. The course aims to enhance your technical effectiveness, thus increasing your immediate worth to industry. We aim to develop your ability to evaluate existing and emerging Cyber Forensics technologies, apply knowledge, understanding and analytical and investigative skills in support of the construction of their solutions and investigative approaches.

On completion of this Masters course you will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamental approaches to implementing Cyber Security solutions, as well as skills needed to acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence.

Enhance your career

Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as senior information security specialist, service desk analyst, web developer, and head of information technology in both public and private sector companies based in the UK and overseas.
You could also go on to further study and the University has many options available for postgraduate research which may interest you.


The goal of cryptography is to make information secret so that only trusted individuals can access it. Cryptography has become critically important in the digital age. It is the cornerstone of secure communication and data storage, particularly in the area of e-commerce. This module aims to provide you with knowledge and critical understanding of the key concepts in cryptography. You will study the fundamental principles of cryptography. To aid your understanding, you will explore commonly used symmetric and asymmetric encryption and digital signature schemes in detail. Furthermore, you will be exposed to current state of the art developments in relation to cryptography. Finally, this module seeks to give you practical development skills in applying cryptographic techniques to a specific application scenario.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Computing or related subject or an equivalent professional qualification Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level Substantial (3 years) relevant industry experience.