Brian Sims

Digital Forensics MSc


MSc: 13 months full-time 3 years part-ti

Study Method

Study At A School


Bedford, Bedfordshire

Course Provided By

Cranfield University


Information Technology

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Course Description

Over 90% of crime is now recognised as having a digital element and the UK Government has stated that digital forensic science sits at the heart of delivering justice in the 21st century, spanning the entire criminal justice system from crime scene to courtroom.

The new MSc in Digital Forensics, offered by Cranfield University in partnership with CCL Solutions Group, (CCL) will seek to address the academically orientated operational needs of UK policing and serious skills shortage of educated and trained individuals in the field to fill digital forensic positions and support the UK’s criminal justice system. 

In 2020, Cranfield Forensic Institute successfully secured £3.6 million funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Local Growth Fund as matched funding to investment of £3.6 million by Cranfield University to create a state-of-the-art forensic investigation teaching and research facility at its Bedfordshire campus near Milton Keynes.

Why this course?

The key aims of the course are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of how digital forensic science can be used to help resolve issues in relation to civil and criminal law
  • Help equip students new to the field with the necessary understanding of digital forensic science, courtroom skills and research methods in order to prepare them to practise as digital forensic professionals
  • Enhance and develop existing practitioners’ knowledge and skills through in-depth academic research guided by acknowledged experts

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