This course will provide you with a sound understanding of essential hardware and software systems, formats, protocols and standards. There is coverage of essential legislation relating to all aspects of computer-based information.
The central focus of the programme will be an in-depth coverage of the available tools and techniques investigating different types of computer-based information sources.
This course has two parts: the Taught Modules and Master Project. Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression onto the masters project.
- Forensic Computing Methods (double);
- Network and Mobile Forensics (double);
- Internet and Information Security (double);
- Ethical Hacking;
- Individual Research Project.
In addition to a sound understanding of essential hardware and software systems, formats, protocols and standards, there is coverage of essential legislation relating to all aspects of computer-based information.
Where possible guest lectures will be provided from industry contacts about state-of-the-art developments and case studies.
The final stage of this course requires the completion of a masters project, which must relate directly to the subject being studied. To complete this successfully students will develop a sound capability to carry out research. The project can be conducted either as a placement in an external organisation or working with one of the University research groups.
The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the different aspects within the taught part of the programme.