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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 cybersecurity as well as the crucial ethical questions.


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

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Terrorist use of the Internet is a rapidly growing phenomenon. This module examines a variety of terrorists’ online activities, including propaganda, recruitment, radicalization, communication and training. It considers different forms of response to these activities, including the contrast between “soft” and “hard” interventions and the potential impact of these different response on human rights.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Ideally you will hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree in criminology and criminal justice or a cognate discipline i.e. Social Policy, Law, Psychology, Sociology and Politics (arts and humanities graduates whose degrees may have focused upon social or community justice are also welcome to apply). Candidates with a 2:2 or with relevant professional work experience may also be considered.