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M.Sc. Online

Cybercrime (distance learning)

University of Portsmouth

24 months
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As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow. This has exposed a shortfall in experienced cybercrime investigators. Study our MSc Cybercrime and join the next generation of cybercrime researchers and investigators.

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Overview

With an MSc in Cybercrime, you'll gain the skills needed to meet the  demand for experienced cybercrime investigators and help make the online world a safer place.

On this course, you'll focus on the acts of cybercrime and the criminals behind them. 

You'll discover the motivations and behavioural aspects behind cybercrime and other online deviant behaviours such as harassment and bullying, to find out what leads people to harm others on the web.

The critical and analytical knowledge you develop will ready you to act as a link between traditional police officers and technological forensic investigators. 

You'll take a global approach to cybercrime and investigate the international cooperation needed to tackle it.

You’ll also have opportunities to collaborate with specialists in the cybercrime field, through The University of Portsmouth 's Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, and our affiliations with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), local constabularies and regional organised crime units.

This course will give you the skills to pursue a career in combating cybercrime.

On this course, you'll:

  • 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

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Delivered

Online
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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

https://studyonline.port.ac.uk/msc-cybercrime

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Funding

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