This four-year Master of Computing (MComp) course in Computer Forensics is designed for more able students. Combining our BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills.
You’ll study topics that include the computer forensic process, tools and procedures, understanding digital evidence, cryptography, information security, law and ethics, and computer crime. By graduation, you’ll be able to manage a forensic case and perform technical analysis of computer-based evidence.
Course content is informed by our consultancy and research work. We’ve handled cases for law enforcement and government. You’ll be trained in courtroom skills and learn how to give evidence in a court of law.
Year One: MComp Computer Forensics degree
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Information Engineering
- Cyber Tools and Processes
- Professionalism and Governance in Cyber Security
- Mathematical Tools for Computer Forensics and Security
Year Two: MComp Computer Forensics degree
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – Optional
- Study Overseas (Computing) – Optional
- Forensic Digital Evidence
- Team Project Evidential Practice
- Computer Systems Security
Year Three: MComp Computer Forensics degree
- Individual Project
- System Security and Administration
- Advanced Digital Investigation Techniques
- Big Data and Cloud Forensics
- The Computing Professional in Practice
Year Four: MComp Computer Forensics degree
- Major Team Project
- Forensics Techniques and Data Recovery
- Network Security
- Security Management
- Incident Management and Incident Response
You will have 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions each week. You will also spend four hours per week, per module, on coursework, general reading and other preparation.
On this Computer Forensics degree, you’ll be trained in courtroom skills and learn how to give evidence in a court of law from the Bond Solon legal training consultancy. You will also learn how to collect, write and present evidence under cross-examination in our mock courtroom.
Upon successful completion of the Bond Solon course, students receive a certificate from Bond Solon on Excellence in Report Writing, Written Evidence.
You will also have the opportunity to achieve AccessData Certified Examiner status as part of your studies, which is an industry-recognised qualification (optional and subject to a fee).
Assessment includes examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises using real-life scenarios.