Computer Forensics & Security at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Computer Forensics & Security

Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Explore the interconnected fields of computer forensics and security. This four-year course will see you progress from an undergraduate degree after your initial three years of study to postgraduate-level study in your fourth and final year, enabling you to gain a masters-level qualification. The areas of computer forensics and security are more closely related than ever before, with police forces creating cybercrime teams which draw on expertise from across these two specialities. You will learn how to analyse digital devices such as hard drives and mobile phones to capture data that can be used as evidence in criminal trials. We will teach you where devices hide their data and how to retrieve it so it can be used in a variety of criminal cases, from those involving intellectual property theft to murder. You will combine this knowledge with a thorough investigation of computer security as you discover new and more robust ways to protect digital data. Using our secure networks, you will gain hands-on experience of hacking into computer systems so you can understand how to install security measures, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems, in order to protect them. IT LABS The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Computer Communications
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Forensics & Security
  • Fundamentals of Databases
  • Website Development
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Web and Network Security
  • Team Project
  • Computer Forensic Processing
  • Digital Security Landscapes
  • Digital Forensic Analysis
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Production Project
  • Networked Forensic Investigations
- Advanced Digital Security

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Course codeI2F4
Institution code L27
Campus nameHeadingley Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points A minimum of 80 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Computer Forensics & Security at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS