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Electronic Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Electronic Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Forensics Electronic Control Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The fascination of forensics combines with the complexity of computing in this stimulating course. A relatively new specialism, electronic security and digital forensics is an area of expertise that's challenging and rapidly evolving- technology is constantly developing, and therefore so are the problems that go along with it. The smooth running of societies and economies is now dependent on the security of computer networks, and cyber crime, from fraud, identity theft and cyber stalking to terrorism and espionage, can affect anyone and is at the forefront of government policy. But many court cases have collapsed because of a lack of experts trained in the meticulous art of tracking down evidence. Our innovative course was created to meet the demand for skills in an area that's chronically short of well-qualified graduates. The course is accredited by the British Computer Society for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. This means that on graduation, you'll have fulfilled the academic requirements for achieving those titles, though you'll need to complete further professional development.

This course will focus on IT law, professional and ethical issues, criminal law, theories of crime as well as looking at the legal system more generally. You’ll also focus on security regulations, contingency planning and risk management as well as intellectual property law, privacy and data protection law. There is a very high demand worldwide for well-qualified IT graduates and this course will leave you perfectly placed to for a variety of roles such as digital forensic investigator, data recovery expert, network management specialist or security consultant. One of the largest employers of digital forensic scientists is the police and there are many opportunities available with other government agencies and departments, such as the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, MI5, the Serious Fraud Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. A number of our graduates have gone to work for IT companies, security consultancies, forensic computing firms, software developers, and games manufacturers.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

This module aims to give students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake work that is independent - shaped largely by one s own decisions and preferences; complete - accomplished from conception to delivery, via all stages in between; technically competent - employing techniques and exploiting knowledge gained during earlier parts of the programme; professionally and ethically compliant; supervised - working under the guidance but not instruction of a member of academic staff; academically sound - taking critical account of current knowledge and methods in the chosen specialist area.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject, such as those providing a significant exposure to information technology. Students with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience may also be considered. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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