University College Dublin


MSc in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing

Graduate Taught Masters

Computer Science

UCD academics and industry specialists

An international masters degree programme, aimed at information technology and computer science graduates. On successful completion of the programme students will be able to:
Perform forensic analysis of a personal computer running windows operating system
Understand legal issues in keeping information secure when conducting investigations
Understand the role and the use of digital evidence in litigation
Prepare investigation reports and court testimony
Analyse user activity in windows os
Use crime scene search techniques, handle evidence and interview witnesses
Prepare investigative reports and court testimony
Perform investigations into misuse of IT in a corporate environment
Investigate crime against computer systems including malware
Deploy information security mechanisms
Conduct independent research and convey the knowledge discovered to colleagues

Applicants are expected to have a minimum 2.1 (Second Class Honours, Grade One) level bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related area. Understanding of programming concepts and familiarity with C or C++ programming will be required.


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