University of Greenwich
Computer Forensics and Cyber Security MSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28663 £30583 £35060
25-75 percentile range £26283 - £31518 £25509 - £35943 £28785 - £43518

Course Description

Our professionally accredited Master’s in Computer Forensics and Cyber Security covers cybercrime, police and forensic methods, alongside computer software and hardware.

Our Computer Forensics and Cyber Security course allows students to familiarise themselves with the most recent technologies, scientific innovations and best practice in protecting digital infrastructures, from enterprise networks to Internet of Things environments. Students are also trained on modern tools and methodologies for conducting digital forensics investigations, spanning the whole range from the collection of evidence to analysis and acting as expert witnesses.

This course is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers practical skills for network security, penetration testing and digital forensics, as well as the theory and scientific basis that underpins everyday practice. It also ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the standards pertaining to computer security.

This programme has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to partially fulfil the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Additionally, it has also been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, on behalf of the Engineering Council, to partially fulfil the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

What you should know about this course

  • Throughout this course you will study cyber security and digital forensics, system administration and security.
  • You will learn how to apply police and forensic methods to detecting cyber crime, using related software and hardware technologies.
  • This course includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can therefore contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.
  • University of Greenwich is an academic partner with The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) and with the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), appointed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ.

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, examinations and a project. Some modules may also include practice assessments, presentations, demonstrations, and reports, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

For applicants without English as their first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) will also be required.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Forensics and Cyber Security, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Information Systems or Multimedia or a relevant numerate subject that includes software development experience.

Applicants without a degree that have substantial commercial/industrial experience including software development using modern programming languages and design may be considered.

You can also read our admissions policy

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Forensics and Cyber Security MSc

EU £18150
England UK £11000
Northern Ireland £11000
Scotland £11000
Wales £11000
International £18150

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Student composition of University of Greenwich

undergraduates:
15845
postgraduates:
5550
Total:
21395
Number of students enrolled in courses of subject “Computer and Information Security”: Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Greenwich Maritime Campus
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