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UK Degree Courses

Computer forensics training and education issues. If you are looking for topic suggestions for your project, thesis or dissertation please post here rather than the general discussion forum.
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UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Mar 02, 05 18:39

Are there any UK forum members out there currently undertaking a degree who wouldn't mind sharing their opinions/views about their course?

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Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Mar 02, 05 18:54

Do you mean specifically Forensic Computing Degree courses or Computing courses in general?

Are you thinking of applying for one?

If you read some of the other posts on the subject, there are recommendations and suggestions all over this forum.


Last edited by Andy on Aug 04, 05 01:15; edited 1 time in total


Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Apr 18, 05 10:32

hi fatrabbit

about the degrees in forensic computing in the UK. there are only 3 universities in the uk that do this course, you got Staffordshire university, Cranfield University and Bradford University. I started a MSc in Stffordshire university but was not happy with the course content, this was because in the first semester there was only 1 forensic related module called forensic computing concepts, the other three modules were normal computing modules. because of this i cahnged to doing a MRes. the MRes is Master Research which gives you more flexability with what you do, with this you are choose your own topic to do research on and the university provides you with the resourses required.

Good thing about the MRes is that after completing it you can go onto a PhD and complete it within 2 years. unlike the 3 years you have to spend on a PhD after a MSc.

With Bradford university the course content is really good, but the only let down is that this is the first year the university is teaching the course. The best place to do the course is at Cranfield University which is a caddett college, it had the best course, but the only thing that is of concern is the fees. it cost somethis like £15,000, and the course is taught over i think 3 years on a part time basis.

Hope all this makes sence and answers your question.


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Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Apr 18, 05 11:36

I did a combined hon B.Sc. course in forensic science and computing at the South Bank Univerity of London. I dont think they still run the course but it did the trick and I found work within a year of graduating in 2003. The course didnt involve computer forensics in any way but the skills learned in both units was a very good foundation on which to build.  


Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Jul 01, 05 14:27

Northumbria University has just validated a 4yr BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics course.

TEL: 0191 227 4453; et.admissions @ northumbria.ac.uk  

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Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Jul 03, 05 14:46

The problem I'm having isn't necessarily finding a university that runs a CF type course, rather finding one that has a credible and worthwhile syllabus.


Re: UK Degree Courses

Post Posted: Oct 03, 05 17:05

UK Top Ranking Universities in the field of Computer Science 2005, offering undergraduate (BSc) courses in Computer Forensics

41. - Kingston University: BSc(Hons) Cyber Security & Computer Forensics Joint Honours

63. - University of the West of England: BSc(Hons) Forensic Computing

73. - University of Glamorgan: BSc(Hons) Forensic Computing

75. - London South Bank University: BSc(Hons) Forensic Science

78. - Stafford University: Forensic Computing BSc/BSc(Hons)

83. - Northumbria University: Computer Forensics Bsc(Hon)

94. - University of Huddersfield: Secure and Forensic Computing BSc(Hons)

95. - De Montfort University: BSc(Hons) Forensic Computing

This list is WIP & does not include Universities offering specific Postgraduate courses in computer forensics.

Anyone offering any first hand comments of the above courses? or have any uni's to add?  

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