Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Master’s in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Crime Analysis

Cyber threats are becoming more common in an increasingly digital environment. As a result, cybersecurity experts are in great demand all over the world to defend businesses of all sizes from more complex cyber-attacks. The Master’s of Cyber Security from the European Forensic Institute prepares students for a successful career in cybersecurity anywhere in the globe by providing students with the specialized skills needed to analyze, investigate and combat cybercrime.

Students will learn how to identify and analyze cybersecurity problems as part of the Master’s of Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Crime Analysis program. Students will learn about cybersecurity risk assessment and management, computer and mobile forensics, system, web and network penetration testing, and threat intelligence by focusing on a variety of subjects. This course is unique in that the theory and practice are integrated. This fundamental experience prepares students to deal with the most serious criminal threat facing the human world.

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Area: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Duration: full-time 18-month postgraduate programme
Final qualification: European Qualification Framework Level 7
Accreditation: Malta Further and Higher Education Authority
Category: Higher Education Programme
Credits: 90 ECTS; 30 ECTS per semester
Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
Hours: 450 hours of teaching
Attendance: 90% compulsory for each module
Laboratory sessions: Online
Written Assessments: Online
Language of instruction: English
Commencement: First intake expected in September 2023

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Teaching Method

Live Virtual Classroom with lecturer on our Digital Campus (MS Teams), attendance is compulsory.

100% Online

Independent research, online presentation and submission

Theory and/or practical workshops and job-oriented trainings are available in presence in Milan at our Italian partner ISF College Corporate University (only in Italian). Students are also encouraged to join student events organised by the UK Chartered Society of Forensic Science.

What marks this course apart?

The unique combination of cyber security with an investigative aspect sets this course apart from most traditional cyber security courses. This Master’s programme combines the preventative aspect of cyber security with the analytical and problem-solving digital forensics skillset allowing for learners to gain from both perspectives and preparing them for the real-world challenges of today’s professionals.

Job-oriented learning

Being a student at the European Forensic Institute means acquiring knowledge, skills and competences directly from the source. From forensic practitioners that work on a day-to-day basis as experts in the field they teach. In fact, our lecturers are working forensic consultants or researchers, giving student the unique opportunity to interact with lecturers both professionally as well as academically. In other words, being a student at the European Forensic Institute means “learning about a job in the job market”.

Career paths

The Master’s in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Crime Analysis is designed to prepare students who wish to gain experience and skills in computer and mobile forensics, penetration testing, cyber security and risk assessment and management.

Graduates of this program become leaders in analyzing digital systems and networks, risk assessment and management, digital forensics analysis, malware analysis and penetration testing. This programme enables students to combat with the most major crime risk facing modern society. This Master’s does not lead to a regulated or warranted profession.

Potential career paths are:

  • Information security auditor
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security manager
  • Incident and intrusion analysts
  • Vulnerability and penetration tester
  • Digital forensic analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst

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The European Forensic Institute is a prestigious Higher Education Institution based in Malta with a competitive educational offer in the fields of Forensic Sciences, Criminology, and Investigative Sciences. Our programmes are aligned to the European Qualification Framework, allowing for global recognition to pursue a career and further education in these sectors and are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority.

This programme is accredited by the MFHEA.


All students of the Master’s in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Crime Analysis programme will be registered as members of the European Association of Crime Analysts.