Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The field of computer forensics and cyber security is rapidly growing and our specialist Computer Forensics degree – the first in London – develops the strong logical skills needed to detect, investigate and prevent computer crime. By choosing our multidisciplinary course, you'll be equipped to combat computer crime in a technology-driven world.

**Why study BSc Computer Forensics at Middlesex University?**

Our pioneering and specialist Computer Forensics degree prepares you for an exciting career in this dynamic industry. Technological issues including cyber security, encryption, operating systems and information systems are covered in detail, as well as legal and criminal issues. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech forensic lab and have access to specialist equipment.

**Course highlights**

This is a multidisciplinary course, with exciting work experience placement opportunities in Year 2

We are seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation - you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded

We have excellent graduate employment rates with 100% of graduates in further study or employment six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey)

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1: Computer Networks (30 credits) – Compulsory, Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) – Compulsory,Fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (30 credits) –Compulsory, Programming for Data Communication and Problem Solving (30 credits) –Compulsory.

Year 2: Advanced Connection of Network Devices (30 credits) – Compulsory, Data Communications (30 credits) – Compulsory, Protocols and Network Performance Simulation (30 credits) – Compulsory,Research Methodology and Professional Project Development (30 credits) – Compulsory.

Year 3: Advanced Networks Design and Security (30 credits) – Compulsory, Individual Project (30 credits) – Compulsory, Distributed Systems (30 credits) – Optional, Network Analysis and Troubleshooting (30 credits) – Optional, Network Management: Design and Support 30 Credits (Optional), Wireless LANs and Mobile Computing 30 Credits (Optional), Supervised Industrial Placement (Optional).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components