Master of Science in Forensic Computing

Programme Director: Dr Abhaya Induruwa

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Full-time (12 months) or Part-time (3 years)

With the rapid advancements in mobile computing technologies and the ubiquitous Internet access, the number of criminal investigations involving digital evidence is fast growing. As a result new investigatory techniques are constantly developed and deployed supported by appropriate tools. There is an increasing demand in the industry for those who are suitably trained and qualified to undertake these investigations. MSc Forensic Computing brings together every important aspect of digital forensic examination to support criminal investigation involving digital evidence. The subject areas covered in this programme achieve a balance between the practice and their underpinning theory. As such it is ideally suited for those who are already engaged, or are aiming to develop a career, in law enforcement or associated areas both in the UK and elsewhere.

Key topics will include:

  • Investigation of Computer, Network and Mobile Devices
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Case Studies in Cybercrime Forensics
  • Cyber Law
  • Computer Security
  • Linux and Operating System Forensics

You will learn in the laboratories about the extraction, analysis and investigation of digital evidence using industry-standard toolkits e.g. EnCase, FTK, RTL Aceso, XACT and .XRY

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally possess a good honours degree or equivalent in Forensic Computing or similar. Those who are graduates in other disciplines but with appropriate industry/commercial experience may be accepted. Those who are not graduates but can demonstrate significant level of industry/commercial experience in an appropriate area are required to submit a portfolio according to APL requirements of the Quality and Standards Office. For information on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for programme entry and credit exemption, please refer to guidelines and procedures|.

Applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy the University's requirements for English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5, or higher, or TOEFL 570/230, or higher).

How to Apply

For further information or an initial discussion about the programme please contact the programme Director, Dr Abhaya Induruwa:

An application form can be downloaded  here||.

Copies are also available from:

  • The Admissions and Recruitment Department (Postgraduate Office)
    Canterbury Christ Church University
    North Holmes Road
    Canterbury
    CT1 1QU
  • Telephone: 01227 782900
  • Fax: 01227 782888
  • Email: admissions@canterbury.ac.uk