Cyber Security and Digital Forensics 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. This advanced 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 programme 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 and technical skills necessary for such high demand roles as computer forensics investigator and information security analyst. Why study Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Huddersfield? Develop your confidence, 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 experiences and skills to the test in a hands-on final Individual Project module. Your tutors will encourage you to tackle challenging problems, ensuring you are in the best position to make a real difference in the computing sector. Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities, and you'll find many of our academics are at the forefront of impactful research. The University's Centre for Cyber Security (, for example, aims to develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge beneficial to understanding and mitigating cyber threats. A vibrant town surrounded by beautiful countryside, Huddersfield is a friendly and diverse place from which to study, offering lots of things to do and see. We also offer this course as a part-time Distance Learning route. Professional links and accreditations This course is provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).


Modules Effective Research and Professional Practice Applied Cryptography Data Mining Foundations of Cyber Security Digital Forensics Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security Network Security Distributed Ledger Technologies Individual Project

Assessment method

A variety of assessment strategies will be used depending on the type and nature of the module. These include coursework, quizzes, presentations and demonstrations, and reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills. The assessments will be flexible to allow you to investigate appropriate topics in your own way. The assessment strategies not only develop your core competencies, but also enable you to engage directly in a process that provides you with academic and professional skill sets upon which you can build your personal development and employability. Your module specification documents will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to the modules in your course. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual 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 International Entry Requirements pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7900* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7900* Year 1
Scotland £7900* Year 1
Wales £7900* Year 1
Channel Islands £7900* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7900* Year 1
EU £18700* Year 1
International £18700* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS