London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

You'll learn all about the world of internet fraud on this intensive Digital Forensics and Cyber Security degree course. Discover techniques for stopping hackers, analysing risks and troubleshooting security issues on the latest gadgets. In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

This cutting'edge course is designed to put you at the forefront of computer security, with the curriculum regularly updated to keep up with the industry. You’ll study the prevention, detection, correction and conviction of digital crimes and enhance your essential knowledge of computing principles such as programming, communication networks and information systems.

As a digital crime'fighter, you’ll have the chance to boost your arsenal through exposure to specialist toolkits such as FTK and MPE+, as well as open'source toolkits such as Kali, Metasploit and Honeypot.

Throughout the course you’ll be supported by highly'qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers. The tutors on your course will provide you with excellent academic guidance, pastoral care and careers advice throughout your studies.

**What our students say**

"Throughout my whole degree, I've loved the subject and the material. The course is very intuitive, and lets you get hands'on in some subjects, so you get the feel of the real world. I definitely would recommend it if you like computers, hacking and forensics."

Diogo FIlipe Coito Gomes, second year student

"Studying Computer Forensics and IT Security has given me the foundation to go on and utilise my skills in a world where cyber security has become a major concern. The course itself covers a wide range of fun in'class activities as well as interesting and challenging assignments that cover real'life scenarios undertaken by detectives and hackers too!

And because the facilities are so great, I am able to simulate real attacks within a controlled environment. These activities help me understand how attacks occur and consequently help prevent them. The lab has many interesting tools available such as Kali Linux, BackTrack5, Encase, FTK and many more.

The whole subject area is always on stand'by to help pupils better their skills. Having viewed other universities and seen their facilities, I am happy that I chose to come here to London Met."

Majid Abdullahi, third year student

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include: Computer Hardware and Software Architectures Information Systems Logic and Problem Solving Programming Year 2 modules include: Computer Forensics Networks and Operating Systems Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law Risk, Crisis and Security Management Security in Computing Year 3 modules include: Digital Crime Investigation Ethical Hacking Network and Cloud Security Project Work Related Learning II

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees