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Cybercrime Investigation MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Cybercrime Investigation MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston and online

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: one year or Part-time

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston and online

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

Cybercrime is a relatively new and growing area for both civil and criminal investigation. This course has been developed by law enforcement practitioners to enhance knowledge and practical skills in the areas of behavioural psychology, criminal investigation and the technical aspects of obtaining computer-based evidence.

Aimed at personal professional development for current investigators in the criminal and private sector and as a natural progression for graduates in Computer Forensics, Psychology or Policing.

Modules include Research Skills, Behavioural Dynamics of Cybercrime, Digital Forensic Technology, Open Source Internet Investigation, Policing of cybercrime and a research project for your dissertation.

This course is available in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.

 

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree at level 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Applications welcome from individuals with non-standard qualifications with work-based experience

Programme at a Glance

  • Research Methods
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Policing Cybercrime
  • Open Source Internet Investigation
  • Behavioural Dynamics of Cybercrime

  • Trends in Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensic Technology
  • Information Security Management
  • Mobile Device Evidence and Investigation

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 23 June 2019

Further Information

MSc in Cybercrime Investigation has been designed to provide an in-depth study of Cybercrime Investigation and develop critical and analytical skills involving the principles, practices and techniques of Cybercrime Investigation. The course is a natural development building on the success of existing undergraduate provision in the Schools of Forensic and Applied Science, Psychology and Computing Engineering and Physical Sciences, in particular the interest of students studying cybercrime.

Cybercrime is a relatively new and growing area of criminal investigation. The course is delivered in partnership with existing staff members from the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Forensic and Applied Sciences, and Psychology. The profiles of existing staff members and specialist visiting speakers make them uniquely qualified in the UK HE sector to deliver this course in that, as well as having appropriate academic backgrounds, they have experience in investigation unmatched in any UK HE institution.

 

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How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,270 per year (UK/EU), first two years

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.

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Learning Environment and Assessment

The course is taught as a combination of lectures, practicals and self-directed study to understand criminal behaviour in the area of cybercrime, including the use of computers, mobile devices, networks and open source internet intelligence in a cybercrime investigation. Module assessments are undertaken by means of coursework, workshops, examination and dissertation.

The course is delivered and taught by experienced academics and former law enforcement investigators with specialist knowledge in computing, psychology and criminal investigation.

Facilities

  • Computer Forensic Laboratory
  • Well-developed plans for a Hydra Suite

Opportunities

A range of potential careers are available to those studying MSc Cybercrime including working in the fields of Policing,Civil investigation, the military, and National Crime Agency

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