MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

Computer Science and Digital Technologies

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MSc

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

UCAS POINTS

UCAS points will be updated soon

September 2024

  • Full time, 1 year
  • Part time
  • On campus
both CM2013
CM2013
MSc with Placement Year

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

UCAS POINTS

UCAS points will be updated soon

September 2024

  • Full time, 2 years
  • Part time
  • On campus
both CM2018
CM2018

Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

September 2024

Attendance

Fee

Note

Home
Full time 1/2 years
£10,800
Per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
Part time
£1,800
Per 30 credit module
International
Full time 1/2 years
£15,961
Per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
Part time
£2,660
Per 30 credit module

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Security Management

    This module will provide the core theoretical background necessary for ensuring the security of information systems. The module aims to extend your knowledge of systems and risks management and to identify the problems associated with security management and expand  your ability to better manage security vulnerabilities and integrate security management with the rest of IT management. It provides practical experience of auditing information systems for adequate information security based on industry specific standards.

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    Computer Security

    The main aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect computers, networks, and internet sites from unauthorized intrusion. The module focuses on studying security risks, analysing threats, and applying appropriate defensive mechanisms and tools to counter cyber-crime. The main topics covered include computer security, risk analysis, identification, authentication, access control, cryptography, encryption, digital signatures, digital certificates, viruses, malware, intrusion detection, defensive measures, software protection, software hardening, obfuscation, and security evaluation.

    By exploring these topics, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of computer security and gain the ability to safeguard digital systems against potential threats.

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    IT & Internet Law

    This module aims to develop an understanding of legal issues raised by the increased use of communication networks, such as the Internet. In particular the module will focus on the differences and contradictions between the requirements of national, supra-national and global legislative codes.

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    Digital Forensics

    This module aims to qualify and equip students with the skills and knowledge required to conduct an investigation (seizure, extraction, and examination of digital evidence from digital devices).

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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation)

    In this practical project at the master’s level, students will undertake a project within the scope of the selected MSc program to develop skills relevant to a senior computing professional. Students will consider ethical, legal, social, and professional issues while conducting research, analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation, and project management. The dissertation will require appropriate research methodologies, literature surveys, referencing, and academic writing and presentation skills. Students will also focus on self-reflection, self-awareness, and strategies to improve their mentoring skills, health, and well-being. Additionally, students will engage with real-world projects and computing professionals and develop a recent development in the field of computer science to a professional standard.

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    Industrial Placement

    This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment, allowing them to develop their technical and professional skills in a real work setting that complements their academic program. The main topics of study include activities such as job search, CV and interview preparation to secure a placement. Students will then complete an Industrial Placement at a sponsoring organisation, ideally tailored to their interests and aspirations while meeting the needs of employers. The emphasis is on applying existing knowledge and skills in the workplace and acquiring new professional skills that enhance their overall development. The subject discipline may vary widely, providing students with a diverse range of experiences.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER