- Engage in and evaluate current critical debates surrounding the causes of cyber crime, forensic investigations and the methods and motivations of cyber criminals
- Gain a specialist degree in a rapidly growing field with a current skills shortage in the marketplace
- Benefit from a team of research-active academics and experts who work at the forefront of the field and who use interactive and practical teaching approaches to bring theory and practice to life
- Learn how to successfully present your evidence in written format and orally within a mock trial
- Develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays in an organisational context
- Have the opportunity to complete a work placement year with a relevant organisation
- Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including a dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics laboratory in a cutting-edge new development which houses the Department of Digital Futures and Applied Social Sciences
For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
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|An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.
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