Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Explore the interconnected fields of computer forensics and security. This four-year course will see you progress from an undergraduate degree after your initial three years of study to postgraduate-level study in your fourth and final year, enabling you to gain a masters-level qualification.
The areas of computer forensics and security are more closely related than ever before, with police forces creating cybercrime teams which draw on expertise from across these two specialities.
You will learn how to analyse digital devices such as hard drives and mobile phones to capture data that can be used as evidence in criminal trials. We will teach you where devices hide their data and how to retrieve it so it can be used in a variety of criminal cases, from those involving intellectual property theft to murder.
You will combine this knowledge with a thorough investigation of computer security as you discover new and more robust ways to protect digital data. Using our secure networks, you will gain hands-on experience of hacking into computer systems so you can understand how to install security measures, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems, in order to protect them.
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:
- Forensics & Security
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- Website Development
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Fundamentals of Databases
- Computer Communications.
- Year 2 Core Modules:
- Computer Forensic Processing
- Digital Security Landscapes
- Digital Forensic Analysis
- Web & Network Security
- 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
- Forensic Investigative Techniques
- 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.
- Year 4 Core Modules:
- Project Management
- Security Analysis & Architecture
- Forensic Image & Video Processing
- Advanced Security Exploitation
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Headingley Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||A minimum of 80 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|