MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

Computing Students

Computer Science and Digital Technologies

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Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Security Management

    This module will provide the core theoretical background necessary for ensuring the security of information systems. The module aims to extend your knowledge of systems and risks management and to identify the problems associated with security management and expand  your ability to better manage security vulnerabilities and integrate security management with the rest of IT management. It provides practical experience of auditing information systems for adequate information security based on industry specific standards.

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    Computer Security

    This module aims to provide an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to protect computers, networks and internet sites from unauthorised intrusion. This will involve studying possible security risks and the application of appropriate technical, defensive mechanisms/tools to counteract cyber crime.

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    IT & Internet Law

    This module aims to develop an understanding of legal issues raised by the increased use of communication networks, such as the Internet. In particular the module will focus on the differences and contradictions between the requirements of national, supra-national and global legislative codes.

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    Digital Forensics

    This module aims to qualify and equip students with the skills and knowledge required to conduct an investigation (seizure, extraction, and examination of digital evidence from digital devices).

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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation)

    Conduct a practical project of a Master level quality related to the scope of the selected MSc programme and develop skills appropriate for a senior computing professional. You will consider the ethical, legal, social, and professional issues, and the dissertation will require appropriate research, analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation and project management. You will reflect on the success of the strategies that you employed to further develop your reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and self-care approaches and where necessary improve your approaches.

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    Industrial Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop your technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment your programme of study.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER