BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

The BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics will give you the skills to manage a forensic case and perform detailed technical analysis of computer-based evidence. 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 BCS-accredited Computer Forensics 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. 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

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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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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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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