Master's Programme (60 credits) in Network Forensics

60 credits

This 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. 

About the education

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 courses in the programme integrate work-related issues in a creative learning environment. The creative lab environment, with advanced equipment from the Cisco Networking Academy and the Palo Alto Networks Academy, promotes practical skills. Incident management exercises and workshops are based on materials from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the Swedish Civil Protection and Emergency Agency (MSB).

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Programme content

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Semester 1 

Advanced Computer Networks and Security 15 credits

Applied Data Mining 7.5 credits

Introduction to Digital Forensics 7.5 credits

Semester 2 

Network Forensics and Cybercrime 15 credits

Degree Project in Digital Forensics 15 credits 

Autumn 2019 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
Programme Director:


Advanced level

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Entry 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:

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

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.