Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Computer and Digital Forensics (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: Computer and digital forensics is a relatively new and growing career field. Mobile phones, iPads and the internet are being used to perpetrate crimes and terrorist activities, creating billion-pound losses, and threatening national and international security. Course details: This course is an ideal entry route if you do not have the qualifications and grades to be admitted to Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics. Experts in computer and digital forensics have a key role to play in investigating and preventing crime, and countering terrorist threats. You learn about file formats, software drivers, networking, routing, communication protocols and security, cryptology, reverse software engineering and investigative techniques. You use computer forensic tools such as password crackers and email converters. You learn the techniques and processes that allow you to recover, trace and capture digital data, and you are trained to prepare and present data as evidence in court. After the course: Graduates can gain employment in a wide range of companies, government organisations, security services and the financial sector to name just a few. There are opportunities with forensic science agencies, the police and HM Revenue & Customs, as well as in computer security and forensic accounting.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations) but you are also expected to spend time on your own, called self-study time, to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits and each unit of credit corresponds to ten hours of learning and assessment (contact hours plus self-study hours). So, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. 100% of BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics students said that 'the course is intellectually stimulating' (National Student Survey 2014). Your course involves a range of assessment types including coursework assignments, projects and examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Merit/Pass.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course.

GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Computer and Digital Forensics (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS