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Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics MSc

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematical Cybernetics Computer Cybernetics Computer Forensics

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners. The School of Maths and Computing has strong links with senior policy developers in Government and industry and is a national leader and innovator in the field of cybersecurity information sharing and threat intelligence.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  • Develop robust security policies, justify the selection of suitable mechanisms for enforcement of such policies and be confident in the practices pertaining to systems security;
  • Analyse, categorise and evaluate security problems, and demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the most critical aspects;
  • Recommend and apply appropriate methods for the secure transmission and storage of data;
  • Demonstrate expertise in the construction and implementation of a functional security design for a network system;
  • Display mastery of the necessary knowledge required to manage the security of computer systems within an organisation;
  • Conduct research into advanced areas of Computer Systems Security through analysis and synthesis, deal professionally with complex issues, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate conclusions clearly through appropriate media.

Career Path

This MSc contributes substantially to the career development of IT professionals by enabling high level practitioners to work in an IT security management capacity. If you are from an IT or general management background, the depth of understanding you will gain from this course will contribute to your ability as a manager to develop and implement secure computer and information systems and manage their governance for organisations. While the academic level is masters, there is a strong practical application and professional orientation to the curriculum.


Accreditation will be applied for from the British Computer Society and the Institute for the Management of Information Systems.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

For direct entry onto the Master’s programme: A lower second honours degree in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme or A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules. Upon entry students will: be assessed for their capability to program to a good standard. The inability to meet the required standard will result in the student transferring to the MSc Information Technology degree.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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