Skip to main content
Short courses
Crime, Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Digital Forensic Analysis and Cyber Investigation


Course overview

As part of this course you will discover what it is like to be a digital forensic practitioner and the role they play in criminal investigations where digital devices have been involved. You will be introduced to the concept of digital evidence: what it is, where it can come from, and how to analyse it.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Monday 6 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.

This course is delivered through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support will be available throughout the specified weekly times.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing

Where you study

This course is delivered online.

See more Summer University courses


Course details

What you study

• What is digital forensics?
• Best practices and processes.
• Evidence handling.
• Digital investigatory concepts including deleted file recovery, file identification and artefact analysis.
• Presentation of evidence.
• The law.

How you are assessed


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4 Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 6 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Apply online