About Forensic Computing Msc in Coventry University
Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), this Master’s degree aims to address the legislative, technical and practical issues for those engaged in digital data, mobile and network forensic investigations.
Forensic Computing is not only being used to solve crimes, such as computer hacking, child pornography, terrorism, tax evasion and drug smuggling, but is also increasingly being used to recover lost, fragmented and deleted information in a modern world now dominated by Big Data and cloud storage.
Coventry offers facilities that enable you to develop an understanding of essential hardware and commercial software systems, formats, protocols and standards. Our graduates can be found working in industry, law enforcement, intelligence and security, for organisations like GCHQ.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course is intended to provide a state-of-the-art view of the role of a specialist in digital forensics, developing an in-depth understanding of the relevant professional, legal and ethical issues, while developing essential technical, diagnostic and investigative skills.
The practical nature of our course places an emphasis on your future employability and course content is constantly evolving to match the requirements of industry.
We have close contacts with forensic, security and law enforcement employers, such as LGC Forensics, who have been impressed with the calibre of previous graduates. They praise the confidence of our students and their understanding of the need for evidential sufficient and forensic robustness.
Careers in investigation, security, data integrity and recovery are all encompassed within the course. There are many potential roles for those with expertise in computer forensics, providing support for civil and criminal investigations as an expert witness or to aid in solving crimes.
Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates have gone on to careers as forensic examiners, security officers and analysts for companies and organsiations such as GCHQ, West Midlands Police, Thames Valley Police, SERCO, CCL Forensics and NIKSUN.
To enter the course you need to have one of the following: a good Honours degree or an equivalent qualification, a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard, e.g. BCS Professional Graduate Diploma, CEng, CIM Diploma, an unclassified degree plus at least two years further study or professional experience.
If you have no formal qualifications but have professional business or industrial experience, we will consider your application on its merits.
English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
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