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Requirements and enrolment Master Digital Forensics (part-time)

Are you interested in joining the two-year part-time program of the Master Digital Forensics? Read more about the enrolment procedure, requirements and costs.

Process of enrolment: steps

  1. Check the admission requirements.
  2. Register in Studielink to start procedure of enrolment.
  3. Complete the four-step online intake process.

1. Admission requirements

2. Register

You start by registering in Studielink for the Master Digital Forensis. After your registration you will receive an invitation for the intake process via email.

The final deadline for enrolment is August 15th 2024*. However, we encourage you to enrol as soon as possible to allow for sufficient time to complete the intake process and (if necessary) to eliminate deficiencies to meet the admission requirements. Deficiencies need to be eliminated before the enrolment deadline if you wish to start the Master’s program in September 2024.

*Please note that if you have a degree from an University outside the Netherlands your diploma needs to be reviewed. We ask you to send the Student Enrolment Department a certified copy of the diploma and grade list no later than May 31, 2024. For more information or questions please contact Student Enrolment.

Register in Studielink

3. Intake

Once you have registered for the Master of Digital Forensics via Studielink you will receive an invitation (via email) for the intake process.

The intake process consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Assessment knowledge & skills

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Digital Forensics, often there is the option to follow a pre-master program to meet the required prerequisites. Alternatively you can submit proof in the form of relevant work experience, certifications or classes taken to demonstrate that you meet the required prerequisites. This will be evaluated and determined during the intake process and interview.

*Please note that if your degree is not from a University in the Netherlands, you must be able to provide a certified copy of your diploma and transcript. Leiden UAS will assess your diploma for admissibility.

Step 2: Suitable workplace

A suitable workplace in the field of digital forensics is needed to start with the Master’s program. A workplace evaluation form needs to be completed and submitted. Download the Workplace Evaluation Form (pdf) that needs to be filled out. The filled out form will be part of your portfolio.

Step 3: English language requirement

As our Master’s program is taught entirely in English, candidates must demonstrate a good command (minimum B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages*) of the English language. This can be done by including proof such as an international degree, certificates or work experience within an international environment as part of your portfolio.

*The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. The CEFR is also intended to make it easier for educational institutions and employers to evaluate the language qualifications of candidates for education admission or employment. Download the CEFR Self-assessment grid (pdf).

Step 4: Intake interview

After submitting your portfolio you will be invited for an intake interview to discuss further requirements, if any, regarding your eligibility to the Master’s program. If there are deficiencies, often there is the option to follow a pre-master program to meet the admission requirements. Final approval of your portfolio by the Exam committee is needed to finalize your enrolment.

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Costs & employer's information

Costs

The statutory tuition fees apply to the Digital Forensics master’s program. The tuition fees are determined annually. The current amounts can be found on the Tuition Fees page of the Student Enrollment Department.

More information about which tuition fee applies to you can be found on the website of the Rijksoverheid. Additionally, it is important to take into account the costs for books and a suitable laptop. Information about the levenlanglerenkrediet can be found on the DUO website.

Pre-Master module

The tuition fee for the pre-master Digital Forensics program various between € 2800,- to € 3000,- per module depending on the size (and ECTS) of the specific module.

Information for employers

The Master of Digital Forensics focuses on employees with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree working in the digital forensic field who are interested in further developing their skills and knowledge to become a digital forensic specialist. Your employee will develop into a highly educated professional who understands the fundamental concepts of modern digital forensics and can apply these concepts to every day challenges in the fast-changing domain. Depending on specialization courses, your employee will be able to conduct applied research in ever-changing domain, or be able to develop and operate state of the art forensic tools.

Within the program there is room to work on real-world issues and practical situations. Your employee will learn to analyze current developments in the field of digital forensics. Upon completion your employee will have learned to communicate and embed these into policies and processes within your organization.

Professional development (lifelong development)

In today’s fast changing digital world it is important to ensure your employees’ work skills stay up to date with the relevant changes and developments. Stimulating your employees’ career and focusing on their professional development is not only beneficial to stay ahead in your field but it also empowers your employees, keeping them motivated, increasing job satisfaction and decreasing turnover at the same time.

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Got any questions?

For more information or questions about the content of the program, admission requirements or enrolment please contact us at:

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