Computer security is a growth industry and is vital in modern computing environments. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of cybersecurity, both defensive and offensive, as well as post-incident response and malware analysis.
The digital forensic aspects of the course include network and computer forensics, allowing you to develop the knowledge required to conduct computer-related investigations across networks, systems, and other digital devices.
The School of Computing has developed close ties with industry, law enforcement, and the public sector, through partnerships with organisations such as Cisco Systems, Guidance Software, Symantec, NCC Group, NCA, Police Scotland, and many others.
This helps inform the course, and provides guest lecturers by industry experts. Innovative research is also carried out in key domains by academics and PhD students in our dedicated cybersecurity and forensic research group.
Prof Bill Buchanan OBE
Dr Thomas Tan
Dr Gordon Russell
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Edinburgh Napier University has a limited number of bursaries from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. The funding covers tuition fees for students taking the MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics programme, either full-time or part-time. This funding aims to encourage retraining towards the cyber security profession by funding places on GCHQ certified Masters courses. The bursary can be applied for along with your application, or after being accepted on the course.
Download an application form.
- Have an offer for entry on the full-time or part-time course.
- UK national or EU national ordinarily resident in the UK (other than for education).
- Not previously employed as a cybersecurity professional (cybersecurity not a significant part of a previous job; below 50%).
- Bursary is subject to a criminal record check being carried out.
Additional criteria considered in distributing the bursaries:
- Demonstrate a clear and credible intention to become a cybersecurity professional in the UK, and how the bursary materially assists in achieving that.
- General IT practitioners looking to specialise in cybersecurity.
- Demographics currently underrepresented in cybersecurity.
Scottish Funding Council Bursaries
The University has been awarded funding to support a limited number of postgraduate taught places in specific Masters programmes. SFC-funded places are awarded on a competitive basis for MSc ASDF. Candidates must have an offer of a place on the programme and complete an application form to be considered for a funded place. The SFC funding covers tuition fees. For further information on the bursaries and scholarships, please see the Bursaries and Scholarships webpage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.