An industry standard, hands-on digital forensics, incident response and cyber security course, studying in the heart of Cambridge city.
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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.
Digital forensics and incident response currently makes up the most prominent labour shortage in the UK cyber security sector. This course is designed for practical, hands-on skill development by industry professionals for the next generation of new industry professionals. Will you be one of them?
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Our Cambridge campus features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, with specialised networking and cyber facilities including:
Our students take part in accredited partnerships through modules, such as CompTIA Network & security + and our CISCO networking academy. Take a guided tour and meet our students.
Deputy Head of School
Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Cyber Security
Students will have local and internationally renowned speakers throughout the course. This is either in the modules as a guest lecture, a live brief, or an industry speaker through our Cambridge OWASP chapter/BCS Cyberforensics Special Interests group.
Students will also have the opportunity for research placements, cyber-specific careers events and expert advice from local/international employers.
Our friendly, bustling campus is a stone’s throw from the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.Explore Cambridge
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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.
You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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