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Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc

Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology Internet Security Systems Computer Security Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

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

Our MSc Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) offers you a unique opportunity to develop specialised skills in both cybercrime and cybersecurity. Our MSc 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 teach you the technical skills required to address fundamental challenges in the cybersecurity sector.

What you will study

Our MSc Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) 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 recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence by GCHQ and the UK Government.

The course 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.

Conferences

You will attend a conference in November, alongside PhD students and teaching staff. This provides a less formal atmosphere for discussions concerning criminology, research and related themes. It includes lectures from eminent guest speakers and members of staff, seminars and small group discussions.

You are not required to attend the conference to complete the course, but it’s strongly encouraged. Students are not directly charged for attending.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

This module will provide the students with a comprehensive insight into the latest technological solutions, applications, problems and concerns related to information security. It will consist of a series of lectures presented by security experts from government and industry. These lectures will cover various security issues with business and government IT systems, system architecture, developer concerns, information assurance and risk management, and information sharing. By working on group projects students will obtain hands-on knowledge and experience from industrial experts on the latest technologies and applications, problems and concerns related to information security.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry 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.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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