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Computer Security and Forensics (Part-Time)
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Computer Security and Forensics (Part-Time)

University of Greenwich
London, Great Britain
On campus
Part-time
Duration
6 Years
Language
English

Program Description

This degree equips you with the investigative skills, tools and techniques that are fundamental to computer security and forensics.

On this computer security and forensics degree, you will gain practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques for developing, maintaining and designing secure computer systems. The modules you can study include Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning, Computer Forensics and Information Security.

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Curriculum

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

Computer and Communication Systems (15 credits)
Introduction to Computer Science and its Applications (15 credits)
Paradigms of Programming (30 credits)
Algorithms and Data Structures (15 credits)
Introduction to Compilers (15 credits)
Principles of Software Engineering (15 credits)
Mathematics for Computer Science (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

Computer and Communication Systems (15 credits)
Introduction to Computer Science and its Applications (15 credits)
Paradigms of Programming (30 credits)
Algorithms and Data Structures (15 credits)
Introduction to Compilers (15 credits)
Principles of Software Engineering (15 credits)
Mathematics for Computer Science (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

Advanced Programming (15 credits)
Introduction to Computer Forensics (15 credits)
Computer Networks (15 credits)
Operating Systems (15 credits)
Information Security (15 credits)
Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (15 credits)
Computational Methods and Numerical Techniques (30 credits)

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

Advanced Programming (15 credits)
Introduction to Computer Forensics (15 credits)
Computer Networks (15 credits)
Operating Systems (15 credits)
Information Security (15 credits)
Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (15 credits)
Computational Methods and Numerical Techniques (30 credits)

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning (15 credits)
Computer Forensics 3 (15 credits)
Network Security (15 credits)
Coding and Cryptography (15 credits)

Year 6

Final Year Projects (60 credits)

Careers

Graduates from this course can enter a wide variety of careers, such as:

  • cyber security analysts
  • penetration testers
  • network management specialists
  • forensics analysts
  • e-forensics discovery specialists
  • malware reverse engineers

Recent graduates are currently working for the Metropolitan Police Service, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, MI5 and GCHQ.

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