MSc Cybercrime University of Portsmouth Online
Upon graduation from MSc Cybercrime, you’ll gain the technical skills needed to pursue a career in helping preserve cybersecurity and the critical thinking and social awareness needed to understand online behaviour.
With your specialist knowledge, you can become a central player in organisations such as the police, as cybercrime is an ever-evolving sector that demands someone with a firm grip on the subject.
Your skills will be in demand especially within law enforcement and local government, where you can benefit from our connections with the Hampshire Police and National Crime Agency. With the skills and expertise you’ll gain on this course, you can start your career as a:
- Behaviour analyst
- Information security officer
- Risk management analyst
- Intelligence analyst
- Police officer/investigator
To join MSc Cybercrime, you need:
- A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent, professional experience and/ or qualifications will be considered.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.
If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply, please contact us.
- Next start date: January 2023
- Application deadline: TBC
- Duration: 2 years (part-time)
- Format: Online, with optional face-to-face events
- Total course fees: £10,500 (including a £250 acceptance fee)
What you’ll study
The MSc in Cybercrime course will give you the skills to pursue a career in combating cybercrime.
Here you will:
- Take a holistic approach to cybercrime, developing critical thinking around responses to technological, human, legal and management perspectives
- Investigate sociological and criminological aspects of cybercrime, identifying offender characteristics and the main victims of cybercrime
- Collaborate with experienced personnel such as members of Hampshire Police and the Crime Commissioner’s Office on your dissertation/major project
- Explore debates surrounding the causes of cybercrimes, digital investigations and the methods and motivations of cybercriminals
- Assess new harms online such as bullying, harassment and technology-facilitated sexual violence, as well as potential shortfalls in legislation
- Cybercrime: Critical Perspectives
- Regulating Power Conflicts in Cyberspace
- The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity
- Research Methods and Research Ethics
All assessments for this course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework which includes:
- Academic essays
- Briefing papers and reports
- Blog posts
- Narrated presentations
- A dissertation
You can test your skills and knowledge informally before assessments via online quizzes, group discussions, peer review activities and virtual seminars.
Our tutors will provide feedback and formal assessments so you can improve your work for the future.
English Language Requirements
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