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MSc in Network Forensics


MSc in Network Forensics

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Halmstad University
Kristian IV:s väg 3


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The education at Halmstad University is characterised by our profiling as a university that drives innovation. The courses integrate work-related issues into a creative learning environment.

In the lab environment, you develop practical skills with advanced equipment from the Cisco Networking Academy and the Palo Alto Networks Academy. You participate in incident management exercises and workshops based on material from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

Courses and competencies in focus

The Master's programme in Network Forensics has a multidisciplinary connection to technology and social sciences. During the programme, you build theoretical and practical skills for work in IT forensic network analysis. You also develop in-depth knowledge of data mining, cybersecurity and investigation into cybercrime.

The first semester deals with digital forensics and the scientific methodology used in the field. During the second semester, you develop in-depth knowledge of the role of forensics in sustainable development, with social science, technical and ethical perspectives. At the same time, you perform a research, innovation or development oriented degree project in digital forensics. The programme is conducted in English.

Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2020 and may be subject to change. All courses are included in the main field of Digital Forensics.

Semester 1

Advanced Computer Networks and Security, 15 credits

Introduction to Digital Forensics, 7.5 credits

Applied Data Mining, 7.5 credits

Semester 2

Network Forensics and Cybercrime, 15 credits

Degree Project in Digital Forensics, 15 credits

The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Digital Forensics.

The Master's programme in Network Forensics prepares you to work independently on criminal forensic investigations of computers or as a computer administrator specialising in computer networks and IT security.

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