Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Passionate about protecting against cyber-attacks and recovering and investigating artefacts on digital devices? If so, an MSc in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at The University of Huddersfield can help you take the next step in your career. With an option for distance learning, this practical course meets the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills, including cyber security, computer security and digital forensics skills. Our Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course aims to equip you with the ability and knowledge to evaluate existing and emerging cyber forensics technologies, implement cyber security solutions and acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence. Develop the competencies necessary for such high demand roles as computer forensics investigator and information security analyst. Why study Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc at Huddersfield? You will develop your knowledge base and skillset to thrive as a cyber security and digital forensics professional after graduation. At the end of the course, you’ll put your newfound experience and skills to the test in a hands-on final Individual Project module. Top 3 Reasons to Study Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Huddersfield 1. Knowledge – Our practical course will equip you with highly marketable cyber security, computer security and digital forensics skills. 2. Boosted Career Prospects – 94.1% of our graduates from the School of Computing and Engineering were in work or further study 15 months after graduation.* 3. Professional Certification – This course is provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). *HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19


Our MSc in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics offers a wide range of modules across each year of the course. These include: • Introduction to Cryptography • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security • Data Mining • Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Assessment method

Students in the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc programme will be taught via lectures, tutorials, directed reading and practical work, all of which will also be available online to distance learners via our virtual learning environment, Brightspace. As a distance learner, your learning experience will be enhanced by an interactive and modern online environment. A variety of assessment strategies to test your ability to apply knowledge and skills is used, including: • Examinations • Laboratory experiments and assignments • Projects. You will be given timely written or verbal feedback on your assessments.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Computing or related subject or an equivalent professional qualification. * Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level. * Substantial (3 years) relevant industry experience.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7920 Whole course
International £7920 Whole course
England £7920 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7920 Whole course
Scotland £7920 Whole course
Wales £7920 Whole course
Channel Islands £7920 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7920 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for Distance Learning students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance page - Employers looking to enrol a number of learners may be eligible for a corporate discount. Contact [email protected] for further information. Please email the Distance Learning Unit ([email protected]) for more information about fees and finance.
Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS