Teesside University

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018

Computer and Digital Forensics (Extended)

Summary: Computer and digital forensics is a relatively new and growing career field. Mobile phones, iPads and the internet are being used to perpetrate crimes and terrorist activities, creating billion-pound losses, and threatening national and international security. Course details: This course is an ideal entry route if you do not have the qualifications and grades to be admitted to Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics. Experts in computer and digital forensics have a key role to play in investigating and preventing crime, and countering terrorist threats. You learn about file formats, software drivers, networking, routing, communication protocols and security, cryptology, reverse software engineering and investigative techniques. You use computer forensic tools such as password crackers and email converters. You learn the techniques and processes that allow you to recover, trace and capture digital data, and you are trained to prepare and present data as evidence in court. After the course: Graduates can gain employment in a wide range of companies, government organisations, security services and the financial sector to name just a few. There are opportunities with forensic science agencies, the police and HM Revenue & Customs, as well as in computer security and forensic accounting.