Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Computer forensics involves the analysis of digital devices such as hard drives to identify and investigate their contents. Computer security involves using knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious attacks.
This course combines these two fields of national importance and will teach you practical investigative and 'hacking' techniques. You will develop the skills to undertake rigorous forensic analysis and implement robust security mechanisms.
This is a hands-on course where you will learn through doing, gaining an in-depth knowledge of how to hack a computer to be able to protect it. You will learn where a computer hides data and how to recover information from a device.
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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.
- Year 1 Core Modules:
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- Object-Orientated Programming
- Forensics & Security
- Fundamentals of Databases
- Website Development
- Computer Communications
- Year 2 Core Modules:
- Computer Forensic Processing
- Web & Network Security
- Digital Security Landscapes
- Digital Forensic Analysis
- Team Project
- In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
- Year 3 Core Modules:
- Advanced Digital Security
- Networked Forensic Investigations
- Production Project
- In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||A minimum of 64 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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|