United Kingdom

University of the West of England

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

University of the West of England

Forensic Computing and Security

3 main areas are covered: Basic computer knowledge and abilities, such as programming, internet and worldwide web skills, and knowledge of computer networks and systems; specialist skills in using a range of professional forensic and security tools; knowledge of the rules and legal system as applicable to forensic computing and security practitioners. Forensic computing and computer security are two sides of the same problem - how to detect and prevent certain activities happening on computer systems. Forensic computing is concerned with the detection and investigation of information stored on computers in a way that the results are suitable for use in the legal process. The information may be evidence of a crime in itself (such as fraud) or it may be evidence in a wider criminal investigation (such as a murder). As well as the technical aspects of the investigation, clear communication via verbal or written reports is needed. Together these areas provide practitioners with ways to attempt to prevent bad occurrences and to investigate such occurrences when they do occur. Previous versions of this degree have been accredited by the British Computer Society under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council and continuation of accreditation is currently being sought.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,250