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Computer Forensics with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 1 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:9

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, you require 88 UCAS points including a minimum of 15 Distinctions and 9 Merits required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 88 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Computer forensics

Over the last few decades, information technology has transformed the way in which commerce and industry operate, but it has also provided criminals with a new way of committing crime, either against the computer itself or the information it holds. Computer forensics has been developed in response to this relatively new phenomenon, and major organisations are now reliant on computer forensics professionals to protect their sophisticated computing systems.

About the Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Computer Forensics honours degree programme.

Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

About the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics Degree

Using our state-of-the-art computing facilities, including a dedicated lab with FTK and EnCase software, and with teaching and staff support that have been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency, this course provides you with the technical, analytical and evaluative skills to be able to carry out computer crime investigations within organisations, law enforcement and national security.

Our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects thanks to our extensive links with over 450 local and national organisations, such as Merseyside Police, Cheshire Police, EY, Experian, IBM, Eutechnyx and Intaforensics. Such links help ensure that students enjoy excellent work-related learning and paid placement opportunities throughout their degrees.

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams plus an independent final year project which contributes substantially to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer forensics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,500
med
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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