MSc Computer Forensics

Computer forensics is a rapidly expanding area, leading to an increasing demand from industry for qualified forensic examiners. Our MSc Computer Forensics degree will prepare you for a career in computer forensics and IT security, either at a technical or managerial level.

The University of South Wales is the only university in Wales to gain the prestigious provisional certification from GCHQ, the UK Government’s Communications HQ, for its Masters course in Computer Forensics. You will be taught by an internationally recognised team from the University’s Information Security Research Group and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments. The University is also recognised as a Centre of Excellence for information security and computer forensics by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

What you will study

Forensic computer analysts may be involved in a range of investigations, such as online fraud, digital espionage, counter-terrorism, possession of illegal imagery and information theft. A typical investigation would involve identifying and securing computer equipment, followed by the application of forensic methods and specialist computer programmes in pursuit of evidence. Tasks include recovering data from digital media, analysis of records to establish the location of a device, uncovering data trails, careful documentation of the investigation, presenting findings and acting as an expert...

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Facilities

We have a full range of high-specification computer labs and an ongoing investment programme to ensure that our facilities stay at the forefront of computing developments.

Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time postgraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time postgraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages

Dates

  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017