Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (Digital Forensics)

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Course summary

Gain a solid grounding in the key themes that underpin contemporary computer science to explore digital forensics at an advanced level. Our BSc will equip you with the techniques and processes to recover, trace and capture materials found in digital devices to help businesses tackle cybercrime. Why choose this course?

  • Gain recognition of your specialism in Digital Forensics named in your degree title
  • Acquire first-hand experience in industry with our Placement Year option
  • All necessary mathematics knowledge and Forensic techniques are provided within relevant modules
  • Access a wide range of equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
  • Our teaching is at the leading edge of the discipline and informed by subject research, industry trends and market requirements
Our Computer Science (Digital Forensics) programme places emphasis on practical computer programming and software development. Initial modules provide a solid grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline, such as the handling and processing of evidence and the fundamentals of programming, computing and forensic science principles. You will learn how to develop computing applications for varied discipline specific problem domains, manage the development and use of computing systems and understand the techniques and processes that allow the recovery, trace and the capturing of digital data. By following the Digital Forensics pathway, you will learn to locate and analyse evidence, conduct digital forensic investigations, undertake research to solve problems, write reports about your findings and compile evidence that would stand in a court of law. You will study in a digital forensic laboratory setting, which will be equipped with forensic workstations and forensic software typically found in digital forensic units. To complement and broaden your learning, you will also have the opportunity to explore optional modules in areas such as Interaction Design, Software Engineering and Criminalistic Methods. Your final year will culminate with the opportunity to deep dive into research focused modules (including a final year research project) relating to the specialist area of digital forensics. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

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  • Year 1

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Computer Science (Digital Forensics) at Keele University - UCAS