The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in the investigation of digital crime. Read more Read less

These include the investigation of crime, the seizure of digital evidence, the examination of seized devices, the construction of reports and knowledge of relevant law.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750

Course structure

This 5 day course is built around a case study. The students will investigate the report of a hi-tech crime. They will take appropriate steps to arrest an offender, find digital evidence and report their findings.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course those attending should be able to:

  • Evaluate the impact of key concepts in digital forensic science and related legislation on the forensic workflow
  • Create an effective search and seizure plan for a digital investigation
  • Conduct a simple digital forensic examination
  • Construct an appropriate report in respect of a digital crime investigation and examination
  • Apply knowledge to act as a source of assistance and information in relation to digital evidence and crime.

Core content

  • Background and introduction to digital forensic science
  • Investigation of digital crime
  • Planning and executing a search and seizure operation in the context of a digital crime based investigation
  • Introduction to the tools and techniques used to examine digital evidence
  • Reports and statements
  • Relevant UK and European law.

Who should attend

The course assumes no existing prior knowledge of digital investigation or examination. It supplies both a formal understating of the process of investigation together with some practical case study based experience.


Cranfield University has become the first university for digital forensics in the UK to receive full certification from the UK Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, for the MSc Digital Forensics course. This short course is a module from the Digital Forensics Masters course.


Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders. Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network. Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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How to apply

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