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Information Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Information Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Security Computer Forensics Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type


Course Summary

The threat of cyber security attacks is increasingly apparent to individuals and organisations across the globe. From hacking to phishing, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyber-terrorism, the variety and ingenuity of exploits appear to expand constantly. In this context, this programme addresses system vulnerabilities and the preventative measures that may counter cyber-attacks, including steps to repair systems weaknesses, prevent repeat occurrences, and collecting and examining digital evidence using a variety of digital and mobile forensics tools such as FTK and Cellbrite. You will also develop a detailed understanding of comprehensive cyber risk management practices for ensuring overall security. This course is also available as a two year masters with an industrial placement year. The embedded industrial placement offers a unique opportunity to apply the skills learnt on real-life projects. This, in turn, prepares graduates of the programme for successful careers in both the Information Security & Digital Forensics professions.

The danger of cybercrime is growing and is affecting individuals, governments and organisations across the world. From phishing to hacking, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyberterrorism, the range and variety of threats seems to expand constantly. This MSC in Information and Digital Forensics addresses system vulnerabilities and explores preventative measures, repair and detection. You will learn to collect and examine digital evidence with a variety of forensics tools. You will find out how to secure virtual crime scenes, and how to put protection in place. You will also apply modelling techniques to simulate and evaluate mobile communication networks, computer system architecture and data centres. This MSc enjoys a high exposure with industry, and external specialist lecturers deliver their knowledge through lectures and seminars.

Different course options

Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Security Management
Digital Forensics
Service-Oriented Computing
Communication Networks
Computer Security (Block Mode)

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more

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