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Master's Programme (60 credits) in Network Forensics, 60 credits

This new one year Master’s Programme with its unique multidisciplinary content reflects the need for specialists within IT security and digital forensics in our digital society.

The growing use of the internet and digital communications systems, especially in the shape of the Internet of things, leads to an increasing demand for competence in network forensics.

The programme's multidisciplinary connection to both technology and social sciences builds a theoretical and practical competence for work within IT forensic network analysis and offers deeper knowledge within data mining, cyber security and investigation of cybercrime.

The programme is a further education for those of you who have a Bachelor’s Degree in IT Forensics and Information Security, or the equivalent.

In Swedish: Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet digital forensik. In English: Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Digital Forensics.

Specific eligibility requirements
Bachelor of Science degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points / ECTS credits at an accredited university) in an engineering subject or in computer science.

Courses in computer technology, digital communication, computer networks, computer science or digital forensics of at least 90 higher education credits, of which 15 credits must be in Computer networks and 7.5 credits in Programming.

Courses in mathematics of at least 15 higher education credits.

Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:
  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90.

Selection rules and procedure
Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

The following courses are included in the programme:
All of the courses are in the second cycle and included in the main field of digital forensics.
Semester 1:
  • Advanced Computer Networks and Security, 15 credits
  • Applied Data Mining, 7.5 credits
Students with a BSc in IT Forensics and Information Security are to study: Experimental and Scientific Methods, 7.5 credits

Students without a BSc in IT Forensics and Information Security are to study:
Introduction to Digital Forensics, 7.5 credits

Semester 2:
  • Network Forensics and Cybercrime, 15 credits
  • Degree Project in Digital Forensics, 15 credits

Programme information

Rate of study:
Full time(100%)/daytime

Study period:
Autumn semester 2018

Educational level:


Study programme:
Link to study programme (PDF)Study programme     

Further information:
Programme director
Olga Torstensson

Updated 2018-09-05