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Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Master 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 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 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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COURSE MAIN INFORMATION

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 February 2023

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing accreditation* from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt.

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Teaching Method

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

EXAMS AND RESITS
100% Online

RESEARCH AND FINAL DISSERTATION
Independent research, online presentation and submission

OPTIONAL SEMINARS
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 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 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 Masters 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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ACCREDITATION

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing accreditation* from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt.

ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIP

All undergraduate and postgraduate students at EFI will be registered as student members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK.

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