BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

Course details

This course will allow you to develop excellent technical and theoretical skills encompassing the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data recovered from computer based devices such as PCs, mobile phones, tablets, network equipment and other data storage devices to establish factual evidence in a manner that is admissible in a court of Law. This degree also provides essential legal, courtroom and advocacy skills required for legal or commercial use.

Intakes Study Options Location
September 3 years, full time, weekdays UK

Why Study BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics?

Want to apply your knowledge of computational and digital practice and method in a thrilling and worthwhile way? Computer Forensics aids the police and other security organisations to retrieve information vital in stopping crimes and may also help develop their data protection systems, meaning you will make a meaningful impact to the computer with your career.

This course is ideal for students who wish to apply a deep and comprehensive theoretical understanding in the real world, engaging and giving back to society using new and exciting methods.

Career Opportunities:

The addition of a Computer Forensics degree to your experiential arsenal provides opportunities for a variety of senior and influential professions. These include:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Cyber-security Officer
  • Homeland Security Professional
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Penetration testing

The opportunity for work experience and study abroad are also invaluable for those looking to endeavour in a career in Computer Forensics, allowing you to gain real practical experience as well as mix with individuals who can advise and guide you to the best career prospects.


Year 1

  • File System Analysis

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Computer Network Basics

  • Maths for Computing

  • Computer Forensics Fundamental

  • Hardware and Software Systems

Year 2

  • Data Storage and Recovery

  • Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques

  • Data Networks

  • System Security Attacks and Defences

  • Legal System and Computer Law

  • Applied Programming for Digital Forensics

Year 3

  • Individual Project

  • Ethical Hacking

  • Network and Internet Forensics

  • Incident Response and Investigation Practice

  • Mobile Device Forensics

Please note: the availability of modules are subject to change depending on the course circumstances and student demand, the structure and modules offered will vary on your placement of university and intake.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE: minimum of five to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
  • UCAS tariff points : BSc: 120-128 points
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Please get in touch with one of our consultants regarding English fluency, work experience and any other inquiries you may have about entry requirements.

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