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Cybercrime Investigation

1 year
September 2024

Developed by law enforcement practitioners, our MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Cybercrime Investigation enhances knowledge and skills in behavioural psychology, criminal investigation, and 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 full-time or part-time. You can also choose to study in-person or online.
  • The course is delivered in partnership with existing staff members from across the University.

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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How to apply

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Academic expertise

Dr Jo Bryce
Senior Lecturer
John Dempsey
Senior Lecturer
Dr Les Humphreys
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Policing

Future careers

A range of potential careers are available to those studying MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cybercrime. This includes working in the fields of policing, civil investigation, the military, and the 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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