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    Hi everyone

    I'm doing access to computing this year (starting in Sept.) I don't have my heart set on any particular uni at the moment, I thinkI would love to study security and forensics, but I think it might be a better choice to do Computer Science and then do Computer Security & Forensics MSc if I still feel I want to (thoughts?) A worry of mine is being limited for work after finishing my degree. I did see that Greenwich do two forensics modules within their Computer Science degree which seems like a pretty good shout.

    Anyway I have some questions for you all if you wouldn't mind. Please note I have a C grade in Maths and I am doing Access to HE so will not be able to apply at the top universities unfortunately. I am hoping that will not affect landing a good job afterwards.

    1) London Met - is it as bad as everyone says? What about their computing? I have only just seriously started looking in to universities, and judging from their website at least, it seems quite promising? If you read the 'overview' section from this page http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/u...ty---bsc-hons/

    2) Greenwich - anyone studying there? What is it like?

    3) Greenwich Computer Science, they do two modules in forensics. Would this be enough to get a job in forensics if that is what I decided I wanted to do when I graduate?

    4) Networking and IT Security BSc VS Forensics and IT Security BSc?

    5) What are your thoughts on doing Computer Science BSc and then Computer Security and Forensics MSc? Has anybody done this?

    6) What degree are you doing and how are you finding it?

    7) Is there anything I can study in the meantime to perhaps get a better feel for what I want to do, maybe some good books you could recommend?

    8) Networking and IT Security - still able to work in forensics afterwards if I still feel I want to?

    9) Although I am drawn to security and forensics, my main concern is getting a good career at the end of it and I certainly don't want to be limited. Is my best bet just doing Computer Science? What about the the CF & Security BSc that offer a bit more variety in their modules? You can see the modules of some courses here...

    - http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/u...ty---bsc-hons/

    - http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/u...ty---bsc-hons/

    - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/netsyst/cfsm

    - Greenwich CompSci http://www.gre.ac.uk/ug/ach/g400

    Any advice at all is welcome. And by the way I live in Surrey and will be commuting. Thanks in advance and my apologies for all of the questions!

    A Bsc computer science wontand you a job in forensic. but it can land you a job in security. If you willing to study for 5 years. I think the Msc route is the best option for you.

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