University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course focusses on two aspects of cyber security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either cyber security or digital forensics. Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them).

Course Modules

Core modules: computer forensics fundamentals; computer system tools; evidence and procedure; network security; postgraduate project module; research methods.

Course Additional Entry

A degree from a recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent. English language competency judged sufficient to undertake advanced level study, equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,075  Credit module. First year home fees