This module can only be taken as part of the Counterterrorism MSc or Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience MSc

This module provides a general introduction to the awards associated with the MSc Digital Forensics, and the principles underpinning the course. It orients students and provides research skills to prepare students for their subsequent programme of study on the assessed modules. The discussion sessions provide students with an opportunity to network and gain confidence in expressing evidenced professional opinions. 

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration1 day
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Lectures and tutor guide classroom practical exercises followed by self-study

What you will learn

Introductory Studies is designed to create a common standard and to enable you to consolidate and expand their skill and knowledge base so that they can derive maximum benefit from their degrees.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Assess the quality of sources and their suitability and relevance to produce oral and written academic work at MSc level.
  • Identify fitting methodologies and skills for effective study and research.
  • Organise material and communicate arguments effectively and persuasively.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the university’s conventions for referencing and for appropriate presentation of academic work.
  • Manage their studies using a range of IT.
  • Able to work in accordance with University Health and Safety policy.

Core content

The emphasis in Introductory Studies is on fundamentals and subjects are covered at first-degree level.  Topics include:

  • Study skills and research methods
  • MSc themes
  • Computing services and library briefings
  • Research ethics
  • Library resources and referencing
  • Explosives’ awareness
  • Healthy and safety


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