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Forensic Computing for Practitioners MSc

Course Description

About the course

This course is intended to provide a pathway to academic accreditation and recognition for current practitioners who do not have a relevant first degree. It addresses the need for continuing professional development and career progression within a rapidly changing environment.

The scheme is composed of a series of short course modules and associated coursework modules which can be taken on a standalone basis or may be used to build an award.

Reasons to study Forensic Computing for Practitioners at DMU

• The flexibility of the course allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments
• It is aimed at those who have the relevant industry experience and no formal qualifications
• Gain access to dedicated laboratories and be taught by nationally recognised digital forensics practitioners at DMU’s prestigious Cyber Security Centre
• You will study a range of specialist modules that you are able to choose from based on your area of interest

Course modules

Available modules include:
• Foundations of Forensic Computing
• Forensic Examination of Network Computers
• Forensic Examination of Internet Use
• Advanced Topics in Forensic Computing
• Current Issues for Practitioners
• Scripting and Searching
• Binary Analysis of Microsoft Office Documents
• Alternative Operating Systems
If you choose to progress to the MSc, you will follow the modules with an individual project or dissertation.

Start date is set by arrangement

Visit the Forensic Computing for Practitioners MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally be employed and sponsored by law enforcement orsimilar agencies. Applicants should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have appropriate subject domain experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

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