Professional & Academic


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. 

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.

Glasgow Caledonian University, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks (HND/top-up)

Study the protection of computer equipment, information and services & advance from an HND to a degree. This hands-on programme gives you the latest technological, legal, and ethical knowledge and an awareness of the security industry

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.

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.  

London Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and IT Security

If you are interested in stopping hackers, preventing internet fraud or trouble-shooting security issues on the latest gadgets, then this intensive course might fit the bill.This is a cutting-edge course and expertly designed to equip you with superior theory and experience alongside the necessary skill set to thrive in computer forensics and IT security. You will have opportunities to train yourself on specialist toolkits such as FTK, MPE+, and many open source toolkits like Kali, Metasploit, Honeypot, etc. The course aims to enhance your ability to solve the problems faced in computer forensics and IT security by focusing on the underlying computing principles of programming, communication networks and information systems.

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.

Staffordshire University, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Any organisation that has a computer network or uses the Internet has a potential security risk and will need people with specialised skills to help protect their systems and data. This is where your skills are needed. The course combines theory and practice. It covers cyber security as well as computing hardware and software, such as cloud computing.

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 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.

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 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, 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.