Electronic Security and Digital Forensics MSc

Middlesex University
Em London (Reino Unido)

£8.200 - (R$31.526)

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  • Master
  • London (Reino Unido)
  • Duração:
    1 Year
  • Quando:

The fascination of forensics combines with the complexity of computing in this stimulating course. A relatively new specialism, electronic security and digital forensics is an area of expertise that's challenging and rapidly evolving technology is constantly developing, and therefore so are the problems that go along with it.

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Quais são os objetivos da formação?

The smooth running of societies and economies is now dependent on the security of computer networks, and cyber crime, from fraud, identity theft and cyber stalking to terrorism and espionage, can affect anyone and is at the forefront of government policy. But many court cases have collapsed because of a lack of experts trained in the meticulous art of tracking down evidence. Our innovative course was created to meet the demand for skills in an area that's chronically short of well qualified graduates.

The course has a strong practical focus, with an emphasis on both in depth technical and legal theory and hands on project work.

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.


Instalações e datas

Início Localização
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

IT Law
Risk Management
Security Management
IT Security
IT Management
Criminal law
Project planning
Data Protection Law
Intellectual Property Law
Electronic Security
Digital Forensics
law enforcement


You’ll study four modules: legal and professional aspects of digital forensics, digital evidence management and forensic processes, information security management, and digital investigation and digital technology. The taught modules will be followed by your independent project.

On the forensic side, you’ll become an expert in the tools, techniques, procedures, hardware and software used in investigation. You’ll learn how to collect, investigate, handle and document digital evidence from computers and mobile or hand held devices and how to present it in court. As well as IT law and professional and ethical issues, you’ll look at the legal system more generally: criminal law, theories of crime, the justice system and law enforcement, as well as intellectual property law, privacy and data protection law.

On the security side, you’ll learn how to prevent and detect security breaches, how to develop and put in place a security policy and how to use network analysis tools. You’ll also cover security regulations, contingency planning and risk management.

For your independent project, you’ll choose a research topic or case study to investigate, and will plan and carry out your research, collect and analyse your data and present your findings in a written report. The module includes workshops on reviewing research literature, project planning and research methods to help prepare you, and you’ll work under the guidance of an academic supervisor, meeting with him or her regularly and receiving frequent feedback. You’ll be assessed on the basis of your research proposal, your report and possibly a viva.
Digital Investigation and Evidence Management (30 Credits) Compulsory
Legal and Professional Aspects of Digital Forensics (30 Credits) Compulsory
Information Security Management (30 Credits) Compulsory
Corporate Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention (30 Credits) Compulsory
Postgraduate Computing Project (60 Credits) Compulsory

Informação adicional

£12,250 per year