Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Digital Forensics

Develop cutting-edge expertise in digital forensics and learn to process, analyse and interpret evidence from digital devices.

Digital Forensics

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
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  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

As the number of digital devices and the volume of data that can be stored rapidly increases, you’ll learn to use forensically sound processes to capture and analyse digital data for potential criminal cases.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop an understanding of computers and their functioning
  • Gain expertise in the use of digital forensic techniques and analysis 
  • Learn to use tools commercially used in industry such as Encase and XRY, and open source variants including Autopsy and FTK Imager 
  • Develop an understanding of the motivation for crimes
  • Work with experts to gain experience of preparing and presenting work for use by courts and customers

In addition to expertise in rigorous digital forensic analysis, you’ll be confident in the presentation of the evidence you’ve found following internationally recognised legal, ethical and professional standards.

You’ll complete practical exercises so you can practise using the theory. The practical solutions you’ll find will be in response to exercises that replicate industry and workplace situations so you can develop your hands-on expertise. 

As part of our Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre, teaching staff on your course work with West Yorkshire Police to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime. This partnership will give you access to cutting-edge research and industry contacts, and an invaluable insight into the real-world applications of digital forensics.  

We work with organisations to find placement opportunities for you and our links with the British Computer Society, the security industry and law contacts provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning. 

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