The master programme aims to fill in a gap in both the research and practical expertise in law, computer criminology and digital forensics in the region. The program provides an education experience that prepares students for understanding, deploying, supporting and managing the process of digital forensics and cyber-crime analysis and prosecution. It offers a critical understanding of the processes used in digital forensic and cyber crime investigation.
The existing technologies and those that are evolving, in support of law enforcement, will come under increasing scrutiny as technical knowledge expands in scope. For this reason, it is imperative that sound research steeped in the scientific method becomes fundamental to the discovery and enhancement of all tools and technologies employed to assist the courts, including digital forensic evidence. The uniqueness of the Master programme in “Law, Computer Criminology and Forensics” stems on the professional’s gain of the skills and knowledge needed to track employment in this rapidly changing and very competitive field.
The programme is designed for professional approaches, being a source of professional capacities in various institutions and different specialist related to computer crimes and all forensic investigation activity. Also, it will create strong ties with the law enforcement community, which may lead to networking opportunities for graduate students.
Also, the programme objectives will be supported from the contribution of UBT CERT, which is a unit/division with the mission to anticipate and solve the cyber security challenges. This unit will support from practical view some of the topics related to cyber security, Web interface for incident-reporting and research papers during the last semester.
This curriculum satisfies the expectations for building efficient solutions in criminal investigations or/and preventions, and also enforcement of the rule of law in the country. It seems that there is a gap between the market requirements and abilities and the lack of a curricula in this area in the region. At the and of the programme the candidates will be able to apply principles and practices of computer crimes and digital forensics as well as current research, standards, processes, forensic psychology, principles of quality and the most appropriate software technologies, to support the investigation and legal procedure in computer crimes.
In accordance with the mission of the institution this programme will provide learning opportunities driven by teaching and research excellence, intellectual interaction and creativity.