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Cyber Crime and Terrorism, MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Terrorism/Security Studies Computer Security Systems Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

Cyber-crime and terrorism are among the biggest threats facing society and are key priorities for government at all levels. This MA will give you an in-depth understanding of the constantly changing nature of online crimes and criminal behaviour, opening up a range of exciting career opportunities. Learning from industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience, you will gain knowledge of the threats, trends, issues and responses in terrorism and cyber security as well as the crucial ethical questions.

The programme benefits from strong relationships with national and international partners (e.g. policy-makers, government and industrial security practitioners, military organisations, communities, and more). Students will have opportunities to engage directly with stakeholders who can provide insights and cutting-edge knowledge of the subject area.

Cyber-crime and online terrorism are major priority areas for governments and in the private sector, and the knowledge you gain from this degree offers potential careers in: Public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice; Private sector – global, national or local business; Non-governmental sector; Research and academia.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module examines a variety of terrorists' online activities, including propaganda, recruitment, radicalisation, communication, fund-raising, training and cyberattack. It considers different forms of response to these activities, including the contrast between "soft" and "hard" interventions and the potential impact of these different responses on human rights. Lastly, the module also considers ways in which the Internet can be used as a counterterrorism tool - such as dataveillance - and again explores the human rights implications of these measures.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area, such as: law, criminology, politics, sociology or computer science (other disciplines may also be relevant).

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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