Master's Programme (60 credits) in Network Forensics

60 credits

As a specialist in IT security and digital forensics, you have an expertise that matches the growing use of the internet and digital communications systems, especially in the form of the Internet of Things. This master’s programme, with its unique interdisciplinary content, reflects our digitalised society’s need for network forensic competence.

About the education

Innovative environments, methods and tools

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.

Entry requirements

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Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2024.

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All courses are included in the main field of Digital Forensics.

Year 1

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

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


Autumn 2024 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Advanced level

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Entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree or the equivalent 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 credits, of which 15 credits must be in Computer networks and 7.5 credits in Programming. Courses in mathematics of at least 15 credits. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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