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Masters Degrees in Information Systems, Derby, United Kingdom

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The need to defend the security of the computer systems, but also to retrieve digital evidence when a computer is involved in a criminal activity or security incident, constantly increases. Read more
The need to defend the security of the computer systems, but also to retrieve digital evidence when a computer is involved in a criminal activity or security incident, constantly increases.

A number of very specific factors are contributing towards the growth of digital forensics and computer security specialists:

• The popularity of the Internet has an impact to the growth of malicious activity taking place in the Online world demanding a need for research and innovation in the areas.
• The cyber-attack threat levels have increased and there is a requirement for intelligent analysis of information and the investigation of digital devices.
• Digital devices capable of storing corporate and personal data are widely used increasing the need to secure information and provide solutions to complex attacks and their investigation.

Our MSc Digital Forensics and Computer Security has been developed at a time of rapid growth and continued demand in the digital forensics industry. If you’re from a computing, legal or law enforcement background, it is an ideal way to extend your professional interests and profile in an area that is becoming increasingly critical to organisations.

You’ll study fundamental – as well as advanced – research concepts in both computer forensics and security. There is an emphasis on professional research and you’ll be given opportunities throughout the course to get involved with key research areas, including industry-based projects developed through our excellent links with employers.

You’ll study in our computing suite which is equipped to industry standard providing the ideal training environment for your research and study.

You’ll study modules such as:

Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
Advanced Concepts and Research in Digital Forensics
Advanced Security Protocols
Digital Forensics
Cybercrime Analysis and Investigation
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
Independent Scholarship

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Having a Masters degree can give you an extra advantage in a competitive IT market, especially if you're looking to secure a promotion or for progression within your career. Read more
Having a Masters degree can give you an extra advantage in a competitive IT market, especially if you're looking to secure a promotion or for progression within your career.

This online MSc Information Technology has been designed to develop your theoretical knowledge and ability to practically apply research within an innovative and constantly evolving sector.

This is an exciting MSc because it asks you to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry. Our expert online tutors will help you learn to tackle work based challenges and use IT practically and intelligently. You’ll explore relatively new topics such as cloud computing as well as fundamental skills in traditional areas such as advanced databases and IT project management. Because of the course’s practical application you can explore areas within your own geographical region, industry and personal interest which can be directly applied to the workplace.

Practical application for global developments

We use our professional links with local, national and multinational companies, to stay in tune with the global developments in the industry and to help us ensure the programme covers the ground that today’s employers would expect.

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

You can start this course in September, January and May.

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The speed with which the internet and information sharing have developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. Read more
The speed with which the internet and information sharing have developed has exceeded the pace of secure infrastructure development. As a result, individuals with proven information security knowledge are now in high demand.

This course bridges the gap and helps to meet the growing need for suitably qualified IT security professionals. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding so that you can create a secure and effective information infrastructure for any organisation.

As well as covering established techniques, you’ll explore new and innovative practices underpinned by the very latest research. You’ll learn about both the managerial and technical elements of information security and enterprise level security, including risk management and compliance, and you’ll concentrate on issues such as securing networks and system penetration testing.

In addition to acquiring technical skills that can be applied to protect against specific system breaches, you’ll become adept at making managerial decisions related to protecting an organisation’s security holistically. You’ll also learn how to perform ethical hacking. This is vital training; through being taught many of the techniques used by malicious hackers, you will develop the skills you need to mitigate risks and thwart potential attacks.

This MSc is designed and delivered by our team of information security experts who have a blend of industry experience and strong academic credentials. We have also worked closely with industry to ensure you have the workplace-ready attributes employers are looking for.

Increasing your employability further still, the course will prepare you for the BSI ISO 27001 lead auditor certification. You’ll study in our computing suite, which is equipped to industry standards.

You’ll study modules such as:

Advanced Security Protocols
Enterprise Security Management
Securing Networks
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
Independent Scholarship

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