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Cybercrime Investigation

1 Year
September 2022
Distance Learning

Cybercrime is a relatively new and growing area for both civil and criminal investigation. Our MSc in Cybercrime Investigation 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.

This programme is also available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study. The award can be completed part-time in 2-3 years, depending on the number of modules taken each year.

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.

Why study with us

  • You’ll develop the knowledge and practical skills to understand psychological, investigative and technical aspects of cybercrime.
  • This course is available in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.
  • The course is delivered in partnership with existing staff members from the School of Psychology and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Justice.

What you'll do

  • The course is delivered and taught by experienced academics and former law enforcement investigators with specialist knowledge in computing, psychology and criminal investigation.
  • You’ll make full use of our dedicated facilities, including a Computer Forensic Laboratory and our Hydra Suite.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

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.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Distance Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Distance Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Distance Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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