• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Digital Forensics is concerned with identifying and responding to security breaches and reporting them to relevant authorities. 

In our laboratories you have access to equipment and software that is widely used by forensic investigators in law enforcement and e-discovery. You will learn how to acquire, analyse and report digital evidence and gain the technical skills to discover electronic traces of cyber-crime.

Reasons to study Digital Forensics at De Montfort University (DMU):

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • International reputation for research
  • 97.3% of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal

Graduate Careers

Graduates of the Digital Forensics (Hons) from De Montfort University pursue careers as forensic computing specialists for government agencies, security consultancies and commercial IT departments. 

Recent graduates have been working as software consultants, web developers, security consultants, surveillance assistants, IT officers and more.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • C Programming 
  • Computer Law and Cyber Security Management
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Database Design and Implementation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points
  • Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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