/BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Degree (Honours)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20230731

Subjects: Coding, Cyber Security, Javascript, Networks, Networks and Security, Project, Web Applications, Web Development

Accredited by: BCS, IISP

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

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.


Our BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security also provides the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons, working on a placement in industry.


This course is available with a Foundation Year.

Who is this course for

A Computer Forensics and Security degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in a fast-growing industry. You’ll be ideally placed to apply for jobs such as cyber/IT security analyst or digital forensic investigator. Broader jobs in computing include software developer, systems analyst and architect, IT manager and technician as well as roles managing technology to support a range of public and private sector organisations.


In addition, the skills you learn on this degree are highly valued by a range of employers and opportunities may exist in areas such as project management, e-commerce and social media marketing, scientific research, education and many more.


Manchester is a major hub for the digital technology industry. The close proximity of MediaCity and a large number of both established companies and innovative tech start-ups means that the opportunities for technological collaboration are huge. Situated in the “Oxford Road Corridor” innovation district of Manchester, the University and the Department of Computing and Mathematics are perfectly placed to work with key players in the digital technology and new media sectors.

What will I learn

Computing technology is fundamental to the way our world works. It’s a vital part of communication, transport, finance, leisure and more. In a matter of a few decades, it has quickly developed from the work of the early pioneers to computer systems that underpin nearly everything we do. And the pace of innovation hasn’t slowed, with technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things, smart cities, robotics and virtual reality taking us deeper into uncharted territories every day.


With our Computer Forensics and Security degree, you’ll develop the analytical, programming, web development, problem-solving and professional skills necessary not just to keep up with these changes, but to drive them forward. With all the latest equipment, we provide training in specialist labs with high-performance computers and the latest software. We also have strong industry links in a city with one of the biggest creative and digital sectors in the UK. Our courses are developed with industry, giving you the skills and knowledge you’ll need in the workplace. This ensures that by the time you leave us, you’ll be well placed to pursue a range of careers across a variety of sectors.

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