BSc (Hons) Computer Forensic Investigation with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

Computer forensics and digital investigation have become crucial functions in most business organisations today. If you want a career tackling one of the most pressing issues facing our society, the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensic Investigation with Foundation Year is an ideal starting point.  

  • Take the foundation year route to improve your skills and confidence if you feel you are not quite ready to join the honours degree directly
  • Undertake a full digital investigation project to understand how computer forensics can become an integral part of business decision-making
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of computer science together with specialist skills in investigating a range of digital devices, computer misuse and computer security
  • Build your practical know-how by harnessing the latest industry software, including Encase
  • Choose an optional industrial placement year as part of your course – a great experience which will set you apart in the graduate job market
  • Enhance your career prospects thanks to our educational partnership with Cellebrite: you can gain accreditation as a Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator (CCLO) and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA)
  • Draw insights from our inspirational guest lecturers representing various professional bodies including the British Computing Society
  • Prepare for a rewarding future in fields such as digital forensic investigation, intelligence gathering and analysis, incident response and computer system management
  • Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016)

You can also take the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensic Investigation without a foundation year. Find out more.

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