• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
As computing technology becomes more integral to our homes, workplaces and public services, cybercrime is increasingly widespread and dangerous. With this (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll be part of the solution as you learn to investigate breaches and harness secure systems.
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You’ll specialise in information and network security, file system-based forensics and analysis, and network and internet forensics. And because other people’s private data is involved, you’ll also explore the legal and ethical implications and how they relate to digital investigations.

Throughout our Computer Forensics and Security degree, you’ll gain a broad understanding of computer security concepts, the phases of a forensic investigation and of computing in general. Extensive group work will develop your ability to think logically and use your initiative to critically analyse problems in the forensic domain. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a set of skills that are in high demand in our technology-led world, across both the public and private sectors.

The (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security degree from Manchester Metropolitan University  also provides the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons, working on a placement in industry.


A Computer Forensics and Security degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in a fast-growing industry. You’ll be ideally placed to apply for jobs such as cyber/IT security analyst or digital forensic investigator. Broader jobs in computing include software developer, systems analyst and architect, IT manager and technician as well as roles managing technology to support a range of public and private sector organisations.

In addition, the skills you learn on this degree are highly valued by a range of employers and opportunities may exist in areas such as project management, e-commerce and social media marketing, scientific research, education and many more.

Manchester is a major hub for the digital technology industry. The close proximity of MediaCity and a large number of both established companies and innovative tech start-ups means that the opportunities for technological collaboration are huge. Situated in the “Oxford Road Corridor" innovation district of Manchester, the University and the Department of Computing and Mathematics are perfectly placed to work with key players in the digital technology and new media sectors.


This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      4 years sandwich

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Forensics and Security Fundamentals
  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Programming (Java)
  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  • File Systems Forensics and Analysis
  • Professional Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) to include minimum grade C at A2 in IT, Computing, Maths or Science*
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/Diploma (Grades D*D or DMM) in IT or Computing accepted with a merit grade achieved in specified key units*
  • BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted. BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science also accepted.

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 IB Diploma points (to include IT at HL 5)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 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 Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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