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MScComputer Forensics and Cyber Security

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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gre.ac.uk/pg/ach/cfsm 

Overview

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations.

Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence.

At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers.

The programme includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can therefore contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry. In addition, some options are negotiable, indicating that a course selection will need to be approved prior to the student undertaking the requested option.

Programme structure

Project and Dissertation (60 credits)
Cyber Security (15 credits)
Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)
Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
Audit and Security (15 credits)
System Administration and Security (15 credits)
Network and Internet Technologies and Design (15 credits)
One 15-credit option chosen from: Requirements Analysis and Methods; atabase Architectures and Technology; Software Tools and Techniques. (15 credits)
One 15-credit option chosen from: Mobile and Network Technologies; Project Management (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be proficient in computer security and systems security and are in a position to follow careers in system development and administration where knowledge of security and forensics will be an asset or work in a range of specialist roles including: forensics investigators, security consultants or network management specialists.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States