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Awarded by University of Central Lancashire , UK
Why study this MSc?
::Study Anytime, Anywhere
::Practise in online hosted security labs (isolated)
::University Accredited Courses
::Courses Delivered by subject experts
::Get an MSc and three professional certificates
Digital forensics and security are increasingly in the public eye. Whether it is the theft of a laptop containing secret information, high profile hacking incidents, antiterrorism operations or controversies surrounding lost data, it is impossible to ignore the importance and excitement surrounding digital forensics and security.
This course provides you with knowledge of the very latest computer forensics and security principles, practices, tools and techniques, taught by a team of experienced and specialist staff in purpose-built computer forensics and security laboratories. If you are interested in a challenging career in one of the most rapidly expanding areas of computing then this is the course for you.
Students embark on their MSc after successfully completing three ICSI courses. On successful completion of the ICSI hands-on training courses, you are then eligible to apply to University of Central Lancashire for an academic assessment by distance learning. Taking the course in this way is normally a part-time pathway and you should expect to study for two-three years.
The full MSc course consists of six modules (at 20 credits each) and an MSc Project/Dissertation (at 60 credits).
"“Security pros are in high demand, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for the right candidates.” Source: Computerworld 2015
Step 2: Attend the following three University modules plus the MSc Project:
Course Delivery Method: Distance Learning
a. Critical Analysis
b. Cyber Warfare
c. Cyber Defence
Graduates are likely to be employed as computer security specialists within law enforcement, government or other related agencies, in commercial IT departments or security consultancies, or in other computing positions where computer security is an issue. It is anticipated that successful completion of the MSc will support the career development of graduates. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a PhD and a career in research.
You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field. The University will consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
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