BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

Data stored on digital devices reveals what we do and where we have been. Authorities can use this information to identify and convict people who break the law. This means that skilled professionals who can gather and interpret digital data are in high demand, and this practical course produces such professionals.

You’ll study the computer forensic process, tools and procedures, computer forensic and digital evidence, criminology, cryptography, information security, and computer crime. By graduation, you’ll be able to manage a forensic case and perform technical analysis of computer-based evidence.

This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. Find out more.

What you will study

Key areas of study include:

  • Professional computer forensic security
  • Forensic digital evidence
  • Team project (evidentiary practice)
  • Advanced digital investigation techniques
  • Information engineering
  • Computer systems and network technologies
  • Website development
  • Mathematics and statistics for computing
  • Procedural programming
  • Computer programming
  • Operating systems
  • Computer systems security
  • Cryptography and information assurance
  • Software development
  • Advanced legal, social, ethical and professional issues
  • Computers and the law
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Facilities

We have our very own Digital Investigation Lab. This computer forensic facility is typical of those used by law enforcement agencies and commercial organisations to analyse computer files and other digital media for use as evidence in the courtroom.

We have recently opened a Cyber Security Suite. The facility houses a suite of computer labs, a seminar room, a dedicated server room equipped with the latest high-powered kit, and a brand new forensic investigation lab where you can run a diagnostic...

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Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

UCAS CODE: GG4M GGK5

UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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

International Students

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

Dates

  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

Accreditations

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