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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation (with Advanced Practice) MSc


Teesside University School of Computing, Engineering & Design Technologies

Full time September, January MSc Full-time: September enrolment: 20 months, including a summer break; January enrolment: 2 years, including two summer breaks

About the course

With a clear focus on forensics and industry practices, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a professional digital or cyber analyst, or investigator.

Digital forensics is a key part of your studies, alongside aspects of computer science. You apply core computer science principles within the context of a cyber investigation, considering how they can be used to collect, examine and interpret digital evidence. There is a strong emphasis on interpreting raw digital data and developing reverse engineering skills. In practical sessions, you use industry-standard software and practices, understanding the intelligence aspects of evidence and intelligence acquired from examining material.

Our dedicated digital forensics lab gives you access to forensic software used

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least a 2.2 UK honours degree (or equivalent).

A first degree in a computer-related subject such as computer science, IT, networks or cybersecurity is ideally suited to this MSc, but any other first degree which includes digital evidence in its syllabus is also acceptable. Please contact our admissions team if you need to discuss your eligibility.

Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

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