Master’s in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science

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The Master’s in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science is an advanced degree focusing on the analysis of technology and crime. It is a multidisciplinary program that gives students an in-depth understanding of Criminal Justice, Cybercrime Law, Digital Forensic Science and Data Science. The Master’s in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science is hosted in the Hallym University College of International Studies, enabling Hallym University to provide LIFS students with a unique, international focus. If you are interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to contact us (de1880@hallym.ac.kr). We are available to answer any of your questions, and assist with the application process.

Legal Informatics and Forensic Science

The Master’s in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science is a two-year, full-time course. After completing all courses, students are required to submit a thesis. Thesis research is the final semester. The program schedule is flexible for adults that are currently working; including night and weekend classes. Students that decide to complete the course “full time” will have mix online and offline courses.

For full-time students, a number of paid research opportunities and scholarships exist. On-campus housing may also be provided in Chuncheon, South Korea.


Prospects and Careers

Successful graduates of the Legal Informatics and Forensic Science Master’s program will have a wide range of skills and knowledge that are applicable to current and future business and government positions. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career as a specialist in Cybercrime Law, or would prefer starting an Information Security Consultation business, the Legal Informatics and Forensic Science Master’s program will provide you with the skills you need.

The staff at the Hallym University College of International Studies often work with Government Agencies and Private Sector companies in and outside of South Korea. We have a large network of cyber-security professionals that can provide advice and support for your career.

Expected career paths include (but not limited to):

  • Digital Forensic Scientist / Laboratory Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Information Security Research Specialist
  • Law Enforcement / Prosecution / Military / Intelligence Personnel
  • Lawyer Specializing in Cybercrime Law
  • Private Consultant

Curriculum

  • Supervised Research for Master I
  • Supervised Research for Master II
  • Advanced Crime Statistics
  • Crime Data Mining
  • Criminal Investigative Inference and Heuristics
  • Information Technology Law
  • Digital Intelligence and Evidence Law
  • Corporate Information Security & Privacy
  • Information Security Incident Investigation
  • Advanced Digital forensic investigation
  • Criminal Information Management and Intelligence
  • Social Network Analysis in Criminal Relations
  • Data Visualization & Presentation
  • Financial Crime Data Analysis
  • Transnational Cybercrime
  • Cross Border Criminal Procedure
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Advanced Topics in Legal Informatics and Forensics
  • Statement Analysis
  • Big Data Analysis

Application Procedure

To apply for the Master’s in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science, we recommend you first contact the College of International Studies. We can assist in your application preparation, and provide more information about current fees as well as scholarships that may be available.

Next, please see the Hallym University Graduate School admission guidelines and application form.

General guidelines include (the Graduate School documents take precedence over this list):

  • Bachelor’s degree holders, including those expected to earn it one semester before starting
  • If your mother tongue is not English you need English (minimum) proficiency exam scores in ONE of the following exams:
    • TOEFL
      • IBT 80
      • CBT 210
      • PBT 550
    • TOEIC 700
    • IELTS 5,5
    • TEPS 550
  • International applicants will be evaluated based on submitted documents only. An oral interview is not required.