601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Computer Forensics and Security - Manchester Metropolitan University

As computing technology becomes more integral to our homes, workplaces and public services, cybercrime is increasingly widespread and dangerous. With this degree, you’ll be part of the solution as you learn to investigate breaches and harness secure systems. You’ll specialise in information and network security, file system-based forensics and analysis, and network and internet forensics. And because other people’s private data is involved, you’ll also explore the legal and ethical implications and how they relate to digital investigations. Throughout our Computer Forensics and Security degree, you’ll gain a broad understanding of computer security concepts, the phases of a forensic investigation and of computing in general. Extensive group work will develop your ability to think logically and use your initiative to critically analyse problems in the forensic domain. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a set of skills that are in high demand in our technology-led world, across both the public and private sectors. **FEATURES AND BENEFITS:** - The course gives you the opportunity to specialise in the fascinating and fast-growing field of computer forensics and security, gaining knowledge and skills that are highly valued by both cybersecurity specialist and general tech companies. - The Department of Computing and Mathematics is an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals. This partner status recognises our expertise in the field of information and cyber security. - You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand. - The four-year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation. - You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the students’ union computing society. - Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with specialist, industry-standard software running on either Windows, Linux or Mac OS. - Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with daily support sessions from our programme support tutors.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom