Cybercrime Investigation

1 Year
September 2024
Campus Taught

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.

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 a variety of Schools.

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.
  • You'll cover a range of topics, including behavioural dynamics of cybercrime, digital forensic technology, open-source internet investigation and the policing of cybercrime.
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Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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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Academic expertise

Dr Jo Bryce
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Jo's research interests and teaching focuses on the psychological, social and forensic aspects of the Internet and related technologies, with a specific focus on their use by young people, associated risk exposure and internet safety. This aims to inform evidence-based approaches…

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John Dempsey
Senior Lecturer
School of Law and Policing

John is UCLan’s Digital Safety Advocate, Director of UCLan’s Missing Person Investigation Unit and heads the Security and Forensic Research Group (SAFeR). He is a member of the Child Computer Interaction Group and the Criminal Justice Partnership. John has more than a decade of e…

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£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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