Professional & Academic


Blackburn College, FdSc Computing (Network and Forensics)

Our Foundation Degree in Computing (Networking & Forensics) is designed for students wishing to enter ICT networking employment or progress to an Honours Degree programme. The course will prepare you for the challenges and developments in the networking industry with a focus on security too. You will study the local and national shortage in network administration and network security and will focus on the planning, installation, configuration and management of modern computer networks. Later in the course you'll then extend this knowledge to cover common forensic analysis techniques used within the network security sector to protect company data and systems.  

Bournemouth University, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management

This fascinating new degree is being developed to meet the requirements of the National Cyber Security Strategy. The course will capitalise on the strengths of our expertise on the existing BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security and bring in additional specialist knowledge from other departments across BU, including psychology, law and economics. Together they are creating a unique programme whose graduates will have not only a sound technical education but also a comprehensive understanding of the fast-growing area of computer security.  

Bournemouth University, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security

This course brings the fascination of forensics to computing. At the same time, it is very much a computing course, providing a sound technical education that will ensure you are able to enter a career in mainstream computing, with a particular emphasis on the fast-growing area of computer security. You will explore the nature of security, digital evidence – what is acceptable in law and what is not – and focus on the special issues surrounding computer crime. The course also examines the role of the expert witness, the techniques and pitfalls, including forensic activities in our simulated crime scene environment.

Canterbury Christ Church University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security (formerly titled BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing)

Computer Forensics and Security are interesting, dynamic and growing areas of Computing. As cybercrime continues to rise, so too does the need for computing professionals to lead the fight against it. Computer Security involves (amongst other things) protecting computer systems from malicious attacks, human error, and exploitation of vulnerabilities. This includes utilising an ethical hacking approach to highlight security vulnerabilities so that they can be fixed or mitigated. Computer Forensics involves recovering intelligence and evidence from digital devices for the purposes of remediation, litigation and/or prosecution. The aim of the Computer Forensics and Security programme is to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to enter these exciting areas of Computing. 

Cardiff University, BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Security and Forensics

This three-year programme starts by introducing the basic computing skills and concepts which will underpin your degree and future career. Short projects in year 1 are followed by a substantial team project in year 2, when you will use your new skills and knowledge to design and implement a software system. In year 3, you will focus on emerging technologies and undertake an individual project centred on your own interests.

City University London, BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

Computer Science with Cyber Security focuses on how software and programming work, together with specialist content in
 computer security. Starting with
 core foundational skills, such as programming, the course progresses to cover a range of computing topics with a focus on practical application, while maintaining a strong theoretical underpinning. Later years specialise in cyber security and will enable you to gain state-of-the-art expertise in cyber security (from cybercrime and security governance to cryptography and digital forensics).   The programme will provide the professional skills essential to modern working.

Edge Hill University, BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking, Security and Forensics)

Modern businesses depend on their network infrastructure. The systems and information such networks contain are key assets for organisations so it is essential that they are run professionally. This degree will prepare you to manage modern IT infrastructures, taking you beyond technical network administration to integrate IT management, project management, network theory and practice, and security and forensics. You will develop both the technical and managerial perspectives to view the network as a strategic resource.

Edinburgh Napier University, BEng (Hons) Computer Security And Forensics

Combining three of the most sought-after streams of computing, this course capitalises on the rising awareness of the importance of network security and is a valuable foundation to a successful and well-paid career. Two years of general computing studies will lead you to the specialty areas of Security and Forensics, Software Development and Computer Networks. After four years, you’ll have the expertise needed to create and analyse effective and secure computer systems.  

Glasgow Caledonian University, BEng (Hons) Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking

Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking develops the theory and practical skills of how illegal computer attacks are performed and how to counteract them, explores the nature of digital evidence and focuses on the law and issues surrounding computer crime. It equips graduates with technical, analytical and evaluation skills in all areas of digital forensic investigation, including ethical hacking, intrusion, detection, data recovery and security systems.

Heart of Worcestershire College, FdSc Cyber Security

The programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the importance of cyber security, particularly how it is affecting businesses worldwide.  It will also provide you with knowledge of key legislation and standards in this industry, highlighting key social and ethical issues encountered when securing access to data. You will consider threats and risks to information security and the measures needed to protect data to ensure business continuity. Once you have completed the course you will be aware of fundamental concepts of computer hardware, software and data network design, how data is stored on a computer, network protocols and the range of techniques used to secure and protect data stored on computers and transmitted via networks. Finally, you will gain an appreciation of the various viewpoints about trends in technology and the future of this industry.

Kingston University, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security & Computer Forensics with Business (formerly with various options but now appears to just be with Business)

The course has core modules that look into traditional computer science areas, what is permissible under regulations and law, and what knowledge and skills are required to protect against and to investigate cybercrime. Knowledge and skills are acquired by looking at topics such as authentication, encryption and steganography. Topics such as preparing for an investigation, initial incident response strategies and the forensic acquisition, analysis and reporting of digital evidence using commercial and open source tools, as well as audit network and system security, and detect intrusions, are also covered.

Kirklees College, FdSc Computer Forensics and Security

This course will introduce you to the basics of IT security, including legal and ethical issues, virus control, phishing, social networking, version control, malware/ spyware, penetration testing and more, all of which are highly relevant and important to today’s businesses and society. You will also be introduced to computer forensic processes and learn to use computer forensic tools and techniques imperative in the capture and maintenance of digital evidence. Fundamental to this course is the understanding of computer systems and the broader computing field.

Leeds Beckett University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

Our course will develop your understanding of an area which is at the forefront of news and government policy. We will nurture your ability to analyse and interpret digital evidence from computers and associated devices. Unlike traditional computing qualifications, our course encompasses forensic science, giving you the opportunity to study evidential processing and analysis of exhibits. You will learn how to recover information from a device and to act as an expert witness in the legal system.

Leeds Beckett University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics & Security

This is a hands-on course where you will learn about the depths of computers through doing, not just listening. We'll teach you how to hack a computer to be able to protect it. You'll learn where a computer hides data and we'll show you how to get this back to prove something. Computer forensics involves the analysis of digital devices, such as hard drives, to identify and investigate their contents, whereas computer security uses skills and knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious and illegal attacks.

Liverpool John Moores University, BSc (Hons) Computer Security (appears to formerly have been titled BSc (Hons) Cyber Security)

This course provides you with the skills to plan and implement cyber security systems, developing competence in technical areas like cryptography and software development together with an understanding of ethical and privacy considerations.  

Middlesex University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics (formerly titled BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing)

Our pioneering and specialist Computer Forensics degree prepares you for an exciting career in this dynamic industry. Technological issues including 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.

Newcastle College, FdSc Cyber Security

If you have an interest in security and how your information is protected then this course is for you. There have been significant media attention surrounding digital attacks and this course will teach you how to test and protect your systems.

Northumbria University, BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics (formerly titled BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics)

On Northumbria’s hands-on course digital forensics course, you will learn the latest techniques to locate and analyse evidence and conduct digital forensic investigations to the highest standard. Using the same software as professionals, you will work in our specialist computer forensics and security laboratories, with support from our highly experienced staff and industry experts.  

Nottingham Trent University, BSc (Hons) Computer Systems (Forensic and Security)

This course aims to enable you to identify security risks and preventative measures in technological solutions. You will learn the basic principles and practice of collecting computer data as evidence of computer crime. You will learn how systems operate in terms of their software and hardware infrastructure. Based on this you will learn how to manage such systems as a system administrator specialising in ensuring security. Your knowledge will be further developed to give you a good appreciation of security issues and the steps organisations need to take to protect themselves from security breaches and crime.  

Plymouth University, BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security

Information security has become an essential consideration in the design, development and implementation of IT systems, with practical evidence clearly indicating a growing need for professionals with a holistic and multi-faceted skill set. This is further supported with an increasing range of legislation (e.g. in the 3 domains of corporate governance and data protection) mandating that organisations must deploy effective security. In order to ensure organisations can meet these, industry demand exists for well qualified and highly trained professionals. The purpose of this programme is to provide the comprehensive academic foundation required by security professionals in order to develop, implement and manage information security systems, and appreciate the wider non-technical issues of security, such as legislation, regulatory requirements, and ethical considerations.

Royal Holloway, University of London, BSc/MSc in Computer Science (Information Security)

The specialist Computer Science degree in Information Security is being offered in order to meet the need for skilled graduates in this area. In this degree, cyber security is taught in an integrated fashion, with all students learning basic principles. You will receive a solid grounding in computer science in addition to specialist courses introducing you to critical and highly relevant aspects of cyber security.  

Sheffield Hallam University, BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to combat the growth in computer-based crime on this career focused course. You have the chance to spend a year developing your professional skills and knowledge at major firms such as BT, Citrix and Fujitsu.

Sheffield Hallam University, BSc (Hons) Computer Security with Forensics

Learn how to protect computers from cybercrime and gather evidence of crimes such as phishing and hacking, on a course designed to prepare you for a high-demand industry. You gear up for your career with a one year optional placement at a major organisation, such as the police force or HSBC. And you gain industry perspectives with seminars from companies such as IBM and BT.

Staffordshire University, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Combining theory with practice, this course will prepare you for working as a forensic investigator or analyst. It's ideal if you want to work with private companies who specialise in forensic work, with the police, or in security-related industries. Our Forensic Computing degree covers the specific area of forensic computing - including fraud investigation, litigation and auditing - as well as the wider field of computing hardware and software.

The Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security (formerly titled BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing)

This degree focuses on the four key elements of forensic computing: file-based forensics, internet-based forensics, network-based forensics and the legal and ethical issues involved in any digital investigation.

You will gain a broad understanding of the phases of a forensic investigation and of computing in general. Extensive group work is used to develop your ability to think logically and use your initiative to critically analyse problems in the forensic domain. Typical areas of study include programming, multimedia and internet development, information systems and databases, computer hardware and fundamentals, computing mathematics, computer networks and operating systems.  

The University of Central Lancashire, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Combine your interest in solving crimes with computing on this fascinating course which involves detecting, preserving and presenting evidence from computers and mobile devices. You’ll develop an understanding of hardware, operating systems and communications software, attention to detail, creative problem-solving and investigative skills and an appreciation of computer threats and counter-measures and relevant legal issues. Forensic analysts require a high level of technical expertise, an understanding of computer-related crime, an appreciation of relevant law, a methodical approach to investigation, and the ability to explain complex technical ideas simply. The skills you will develop on this course can lead to careers in digital forensic analysis or in systems management and computer security.

The University of Greenwich, BSc (Hons) Computer Security And Forensics

This programme was developed to meet the industry demand for IT security specialists with the knowledge and skills to conduct forensic analysis of modern computer systems. It provides students with a solid foundation in computer science, computer and communication systems, software development and managing security within an organisation. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications, together with computer crime, police and forensic methods, and legal requirements for collecting evidence. Students will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

The University of Portsmouth, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

On this course you can: Apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with charities, local and global organisations, Design and develop software, hardware and networks for a variety of fields such as digital forensics and artificial intelligence, Interact with our visiting speakers, all of who are experts in the forensic and security field

University of Bedfordshire, BSc (Hons) Computer Security and Forensics

This course is designed for students who want to specialise in computer forensics by investigating incidents and providing evidence for the police and courts. You will focus on network security, systems hardening, the process of gathering evidence and analysing captured data, and the legal requirements for those who work in this area.

University of Chester, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

While all employment opportunities within computer science continue to grow, those within the cyber security domain are growing more quickly. All organisations are realising the need for specialised staff who understand this increasingly complex area and who can help safeguard their online enterprises. If you have an inclination towards networking and programming, enjoy hacking away at complex problems and have an inquisitive mind, then you may well find this subject is for you.

University of Derby, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensic Investigation

The course is uniquely designed so that you'll cover the investigation and legal aspects of computer forensics, the skills required to investigate a variety of digital devices, and e-crime, computer misuse and computer security.

University of Gloucestershire, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Immerse yourself in all aspects of forensic computing, gaining essential skills in data recovery and programming right from your first year. You'll also cover information technology law and ethical hacking, learning the foundations of cracking as well as data gathering. You will work to the Association of Chief Police Officers high standards. These standards lead development of policing practices, better preparing you for the world of employment. Use industry-standard software including XRY, which analyses and recovers information from mobile devices, and EnCase, the global standard in digital investigation technology. For your final group project, you'll take equipment apart, gather evidence and present it as an expert witness in our simulated court room to practising lawyers. As well as being taught by staff with industry experience, you'll hear from inspirational guest speakers.

University of South Wales, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

This practical course produces such professionals. You’ll study the computer forensic process, tools and procedures, computer forensic and digital evidence, criminology, cryptography, information security, and computer crime. By graduation, you’ll be able to manage a forensic case and perform technical analysis of computer-based evidence.  

University of South Wales, MComp/ BSc (Hons) Computer Security

This degree has a practical emphasis to prepare you for a career in computer security. You’ll understand how computer systems are designed and secured, and learn how to protect them against all kinds of attacks. Your studies will also cover effective computer systems management and how to complete an effective IT health check.  

University of Sunderland, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

In this course, you will learn how to find digital information that people may have tried to hide, and how to analyse data in order to illuminate wrong-doing. You will develop expertise in the requirements for locating, preserving and presenting reliable evidence and in the use of ethical hacking to identify, access and recover information that is held in ‘secure’ digital media.  The course is excellent preparation for jobs in computer forensics, which is a rapidly growing area given the rise in computer-related crime. At the same time the course also covers all the fundamentals of computing, leaving your career options open. Core topics include web applications, database systems, programming and software development.