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Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology MSc


University of Portsmouth    School of Computing

Full time & Part time September, January MSc 1 year full time, 3 years part time

About the course

Overview

If you're looking to further specialise your IT career and branch into digital forensics, this course is the perfect next step. This MSc Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology degree course will develop your IT skillset and give you the lowdown on civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures.

You'll unpack the core themes in Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology, including data analysis, risk management, computer security and cybercrime. You'll learn to apply your skills to the generation and presentation of digital evidence for use by the courts, in legal or other formal proceedings.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Legal or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.


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Michael Keen, is studying for an MSc in Forensic Information Technology. He was one of two students selected to work with the Metropolitan Police on their eCrime Project.
I have enjoyed this course so much I wish it was longer than a year. After completing my undergraduate degree at Portsmouth, I decided to stay on to do a Master’s because I wanted to learn more about the legal implications of computing issues.
I was selected by my department to work in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police to help design a centralised website for use by victims of computer crime and as a result I was invited to Scotland Yard to meet with the Head of eCrime.
I can now use the work I have done with the Met to help with my dissertation about personal security within information technology.
My course leaders are really passionate about their specialist areas and they have very good links with guest speakers. We’ve had visits from a former FBI agent who is now Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft, as well as speakers from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).
Portsmouth is a lovely place to live and it will be a shame to move away but I now feel really well-equipped to use my skills in business and with the IT industry growing as quickly as it is, I think my time at Portsmouth is going to make me a valuable addition to any company.

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