MSc Cybercrime, Terrorism and Security

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 year full-time (September start), 16 months full-time (January start), 2 years part-time (September start)

Course Description

Be part of the next generation of cybercrime research and investigation experts with this full or part-time MSc Cybercrime, Terrorism and Security degree.

You’ll explore different aspects of cybercrime, terrorism and security, while building your theoretical understanding of crime and offending behaviour in both a national and international context. You’ll investigate online terrorism, radicalisation, and security and risk management, and the ways in which your knowledge can be used to link technological forensics and police investigators.

You’ll also develop skills in data analysis and critical perspectives with the option to study the global landscape of cyber security, money laundering, or dangerous offenders and vulnerable victims.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (Social Science, Humanities, Law, Psychology, or Management subject). Information Technology or science related subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

Graduates of this course can go on to roles such as:

  • policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • crime, security and intelligence analysis
  • cybersecurity
  • private security

Graduates of this course can go on to work for organisations such as:

  • national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • international government agencies and departments
  • probation and prison service
  • the Courts
  • local administration / authorities
  • charities

Module Details

Core modules

You’ll do all core modules.

  • Cybercrime: Critical Perspectives – 30 credits
  • Dissertation / Major Project – 60 credits
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics – 30 credits
  • Terrorism and Security – 30 credits

Optional modules

You can do one optional module.

  • Dangerous Offenders and Vulnerable Victims – 30 credits
  • Money Laundering – 30 credits
  • The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity – 30 credits

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