Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Develop your understanding of a subject which is often in the news and drives government policies relating to crime and national security. We will nurture your ability to analyse and interpret digital evidence from computers and digital devices of all kinds.
Unlike traditional computing qualifications, this course encompasses forensic science, giving you the opportunity to study evidential processing and to analyse exhibits. You will study the storage of digital data in great detail, learn how to recover information from a device and to act as an expert witness in the legal system.
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
- Computer Communications
- Forensics & Security
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Fundamentals of Databases
- Website Development.
- Year 2 Core Modules:
- Web & Network Security
- Team Project
- Digital Security Landscapes
- Digital Forensic Analysis
- Computer Forensic Processing
- 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:
- Forensic Investigative Techniques
- 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|