University of East London

MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

The programme focuses on developing skills in the field of information security and digital forensics, through a mixture of theory, advanced practical skills and experience. It aims to develop sound knowledge and analytical abilities, which will prepare graduates for future employment at a senior level in the IT industry.

Upon successful completion of this programme, students are expected to have a critical understanding of the concepts of information security, of the procedures and techniques employed when investigating computer incidents and computer misuse and to be able to contribute to the development of related disciplines by research solutions.

 

 

Pathway

Course Code Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
UEL-IND-M-100 Induction Module 0.00
Postgraduate Certificate Level
UEL-CN-7014 Security Management 30.00
UEL-CN-7016 Computer Security 30.00
Postgraduate Diploma Level
UEL-CN-7015 IT and Internet Law 30.00
UEL-CN-7019 Digital Forensics 30.00
Postgraduate Award Level
UEL-CN-7000 Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation) 60.00

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honors Degree with a minimum of 2.2 standing in Computer Science or clearly related subject OR recognised international equivalent qualification (depending on country and level). Some professional qualifications in Computer Science or clearly related subjects at the appropriate level may also be considered. 
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification. Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

 Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study. 

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