University of Huddersfield - Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with Placement MSc

University of Huddersfield

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with Placement MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.

Cyber security aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. Whereas Digital forensics is focused on recovery and investigation of artefacts found on a digital device. Devices that store data include computers, laptops, smartphones, memory cards or external hard drives.

This Masters course has been designed with a high degree of relevance to industry’s needs, in order to meet the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills. Our course is practical and offers highly marketable Cyber Security, Computer Security and Digital Forensics skills. The course aims to enhance your technical effectiveness, thus increasing your immediate worth to industry. We aim to develop your ability to evaluate existing and emerging Cyber Forensics technologies, apply knowledge, understanding and analytical and investigative skills in support of the construction of their solutions and investigative approaches.

On completion of this Masters course you will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamental approaches to implementing Cyber Security solutions, as well as skills needed to acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Computing or a related subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level.
  • Substantial (5 years) relevant industry experience.
  • IELTS 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as senior information security specialist, service desk analyst, web developer, and head of information technology in both public and private sector companies based in the UK and overseas.*

Career opportunities after completing Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

  • Computer science.
  • tableau.
  • Manager Quality Assurance.
  • Senior Analyst.
  • Information security.
  • Forensic.
  • Hardware.

Course Details


Effective Research and Professional Practice
Cyber-crime and Forensics Awareness
Data Mining
Emerging Technologies for Cyber Physical Systems
Digital Forensics
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
Introduction to Cryptography
Distributed Ledger Technologies
Individual Project
Professional Development and Practice

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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