|Study location||United Kingdom, Treforest Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The rapid expansion of the use of digital technology has been
followed by a similar increase in computer-based crime. This increase
in criminal activity has led to a demand for qualified computer
forensic analysts who can investigate digital technology based crime
and uncover evidence that helps build a case against suspects.
Forensic computer analysts may be involved in a range of
investigations, such as online fraud, digital espionage,
counter-terrorism, possession of illegal imagery and information
A typical investigation would involve securing the digital technology
followed by the application of forensic methods and specialist
computer programmes in pursuit of evidence. Tasks include recovering
data from digital media, analyse of records to establish the location
of a device, uncovering data trails between suspects, careful
documentation of the investigation, presenting findings to clients and
acting as an expert witness in court. Some investigations may involve
stressful or disturbing cases.
This course is designed to prepare graduates for a career in computer
forensics and provide opportunity for existing professionals to keep
up to date with the latest developments in criminal activity and
investigative methods in this fast moving field. It allows for the
development of crime investigation skills and an awareness of wider
security issues, underpinned by an academic framework. External
speakers contribute to the delivery of the latest expertise and
developments in this field. You will be taught by an
internationally-recognised team from the Faculty’s Information
Security Research Group.
Possible Career Options
Graduates will be well equipped for employment in this rapidly
expanding and specialised branch of digital investigation, including
working for the police, security services, commercial sector, or
organisations that specialise in computer security. They will have had
opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, excellent IT skills, a
systematic approach to work, an awareness of security standards and
legislation, communication and presentation skills,
workload-management and a capacity for objectivity. Skills developed
strongly relate to the roles of Forensic Computer Analyst and
Information Security Analyst.
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