Professional & Academic


Birmingham City University, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

You look at application development, operating systems, and computer and network forensic investigation. You consider data analysis and recovery, IT surveillance and intrusion detection. You get extensive experience in the forensic analysis of a variety of computer-based and mobile phone devices in addition to portable devices such as SatNav systems, game consoles and portable multimedia players. You investigate computer networks, LANs, WANs, network design and administration, and network security. The course explores the English legal system, handling and preserving evidence, courtroom skills, and expert witness skills. It also covers key management skills, professional reporting, research and presentation skills, and personal and organisational ethics.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Liverpool John Moores University, MComp/ BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

This MComp degree in Computer Forensics is based on the latest research topics in computer forensics. Additionally the degree was established following extensive consultation with employers. This combination of research-informed teaching plus industry-relevant skills development will help ensure you enjoy excellent career prospects after graduation. The MComp is a four-year programme which builds on and extends a traditional BSc (Hons) programme. It includes advanced study modules and a substantial Masters level dissertation. The extra fourth Masters year provides you with a deeper and broader range of knowledge and understanding in Computer Forensics.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The University of Wolverhampton, BSc (Hons) Computer Security (Top-Up)

This innovative course aims to address the growing, persistent demand for skilled graduates with an expertise in the area of computer security. You will examine all manner of issues relating to computer security, including systems used to transmit the data between locations, how to build robust systems able to defend themselves against attack and how to respond to new emerging threats. There are still comparatively few universities offering this specialism, despite the obvious, global need for professionals with this expertise. This course places an emphasis on studying both current and emerging technologies, enabling you to graduate with the ability to make a positive contribution as a computing professional within the global community.

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 the West of England, Bristol, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security (formerly BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing)

This is one of UWE Bristol's highest-ranking degrees for graduate employment. You will develop computer programming, internet and web skills. You will expand your knowledge of computer networks, systems and the legal environment in which you will operate. This is while developing vital professional skills using industry standard forensic and security tools.