Undertake an independent and original investigation, normally experimentally or practically-based, relating to a specific area of the syllabus.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Supervisor Meetings, Project Research, Library Work

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate current existing research in a specific area of digital forensics.
  • Construct and justify an appropriate plan and research methodology for a digital forensics research project.
  • Conduct experiments or apply other digital forensic principles, techniques, or theories in the context of digital forensics research.
  • Evaluate the methods, experiments, techniques, and results in the context of digital forensic science.
  • Produce a dissertation that presents the research in a concise, clear, well-presented manner.
  • Defend the methodology and results in an oral examination.

Core content

  • A ‘project skills’ day covering literature reviews, referencing, methodology and experiments in digital forensics, and other related topics.
  • Regular meetings with your project supervisor.


  • Andrew Sheldon

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