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De Montfort University: Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security

Institution De Montfort University
Department Computing, Engineering and Media
Study type Taught


The full MSc course consists of eight modules (at 15 credits each) and an MSc Project/Dissertation (at 60 credits). Seven of the taught modules are delivered and assessed jointly by De Montfort University staff and 7Safe trainers with the eighth being a stand alone distance learning module that DMU is responsible for. The Project/Dissertation is delivered and assessed by DMU alone. Successful completion of the MSc gives students seven industry recognised professional certificates and the MSc.

Most students embark on their MSc after successfully completing one or more 7Safe courses. On successful completion of the 7Safe hands-on training course, you are then eligible to apply to DMU for an academic top-up/assessment by distance learning. Taking the course in this way is normally a part-time pathway and you should expect to study for two-three years. However, you can register directly with DMU for the full degree and the university then manages your attendance and progression through the relevant 7Safe modules and academic assessments. Registering with DMU direct can therefore provide a full-time route through the course.

Key features

  • Get professional recognition as well as a master's degree. On successful completion, you will have seven industry-recognised professional certificates, in addition to the MSc.

  • Study in our purpose built Cyber Security Centre (CSC), a dedicated cyber security and forensics laboratory, where you can further develop your practical and professional skills.

  • Benefit from expertise and knowledge from industry experts. This course is developed and delivered in conjunction with 7Safe.

  • Fit your studies in around your other commitments.

  • Enjoy excellent graduate prospects and gain the specialist skills and expertise to progress in one of the most rapidly expanding areas of computing.


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