24 months
5250 GBP/year
5250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Online MSc will allow to stop and prevent deviant behaviours facilitated by digital technologies.


In this MSc Cybercrime offered by the University of Portsmouth you will study harmful digital behaviour from digital environments from a global perspective.

During the 2 years of study, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with cybercrime specialists through The University of Portsmouth's Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, and the connections with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), local constabularies and regional organised crime units.

This programme is delivered entirely online, so you can continue to focus on your career and apply the knowledge gained during your courses in the real-life situations from your job. The Cybercrime M.Sc. also involves optional face-to-face events that are a great opportunity for networking.

This MSc has three start dates throughout the year, so you can enrol anytime is right for you.

What you’ll study during this programme

This course will enrich you with valuable skills that will help you pursue a career in cybercrime.

Benefits of studying the Master’s in Cybercrime

  • Gain a broad overview of cybercrime, developing critical thinking around responses to technological, human, legal and management perspectives
  • Become familiar with the criminological side of cybercrime
  • Learn to identify the offender and the victim
  • Collaborate with Hampshire Police and the Crime Commissioner’s Office on your dissertation/major project

Course assessment

This MSc involves assessments based on coursework and submitted online. You will be assessed through:

  • Academic essays
  • Briefing papers and reports
  • Blog posts
  • Narrated presentations
  • A dissertation

Career prospects and opportunities

Upon graduation you will have the necessary skills to succeed in the cybercrime field. The research that you are developing alongside with industry experts during your two-year master course will help you deal with real life situations and prepare you for I successful career.

Your solid foundation combined with the careers and employability service offered by the University of Portsmouth will recommend you relevant job opportunities around the world. 

Programme Structure


  • Cybercrime: Critical Perspectives 
  • Regulating Power Conflicts in Cyberspace 
  • The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity 
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics 
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To join this course, you must have:

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

including a £250 acceptance fee 


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