Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc

University of Surrey
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Guildford
English
October 2023

About this program

Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc

In a world where information technology is rapidly evolving and our dependence upon it is continually increasing, the growth of cybercrime is a major concern.

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc offers you a unique opportunity to develop specialised skills in both cybercrime and cybersecurity. Our masters is currently the only one in the UK providing a combined approach to cybercrime and cybersecurity.

This pioneering course will advance your understanding of the main theoretical approaches to cybercrime. It will also introduce you to some of the technical skills required to address challenges in the cybersecurity sector.

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc meets the British Criminology Society benchmarks for postgraduate taught courses.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Behavioural Science, Business, Criminology, Law, Psychology, or in a human or political science, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We can also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.0 in each element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc (Full time/Part time)

  • Criminological Theories
  • Field Methods
  • Information Security Management
  • Social Data Analytics
  • Crime & Offending
  • Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
  • Information Security for Business and Government
  • Law, Society & Social Control
  • Masters Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

What you will study

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc has been created to meet the growing demand for enhanced knowledge and practical skills in the area of cybercrime and its control.

Our course offers you the opportunity to work with leading theorists in the field of cybercrime and with experts from the Surrey Centre for Cybersecurity – one of only 14 research hubs recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence by GCHQ and the UK Government.

The Program also draws upon our long-established expertise in social research methodologies, enabling you to conduct effective research in the field of cybercrime and to think in a logical and informed manner about related criminological problems.

Career paths

Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:

  • Crime Journalist
  • Crime Researcher
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Probation Officer.

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