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MSc in Cybercrime Investigation


MSc in Cybercrime Investigation

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


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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.

  • IELTS 6.5

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

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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