Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Policing and Cybercrime

LJMU's Policing and Cyber-Crime Masters degree will enable you to explore the interface between policing and computing, developing the skills required for contemporary crime investigation. MSc Policing and Cyber-Crime combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping students become aware of emerging approaches currently practiced in the discipline. ?Over the course of the programme you will be introduced to key developments in policing studies and given the skills necessary to produce a successful postgraduate research project. You will work individually with a supervisor throughout the year, as well as taking part in taught modules with fellow Policing Studies students and/or students from other disciplines/Faculties. In addition, you will be part of the wider research activities of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, which aims to provide outstanding, innovative teaching and research for the advancement of policing and police forces. ?You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers, including specialist staff who work within the studies of computing. Staff are active in a wide range of fields including: Crime Prevention, GIS, People Trafficking, Public Order, Mental Health, Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Public Sector, Computer Crime, Investigation, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Port Security, Risk Management and Education.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants for the MSc Policing and Cyber-Crime will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Computing, Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core modules: •?Policing in Context Gain insights into current policing, community safety and criminal justice priorities by exploring different perspectives that relate to policing, regulatory processes, professional values and ethics •Advanced Research Skills In preparation for your dissertation, this module introduces key epistemological and methodological issues that impact upon research into crime, security, community safety and criminal justice •Computer Security Develop an in-depth knowledge of various security threats and vulnerabilities in computer systems as well as the importance of computer security •Network Forensics Develop a critical appreciation of both the theoretical and practical issues in the field of network forensics •Advanced Topics in Network Security Explore cutting-edge developments in Network Security by studying recent academic research in the area •Network Security Develop a deep understanding of various security vulnerabilities in and threats to computer networks as well as the importance of network security •Dissertation Analyse and interpret an issue in your chosen field

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars all of which you are expected to attend. You will need to participate in online activities and discussions using our virtual learning environment, Canvas. ?Tutors have a wide range of practical and academic computing or policing-related experience and are actively engaged in research exploring innovative topics in policing, criminal justice, computing and research. All of this experience and knowledge feeds directly into original and thought-provoking material for all Policing Studies programmes taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies. The team is also committed to ensuring you get the most out of your learning experience. They are available at set office times to meet you for one-to-one consultations to discuss course-related issues. ?You will have a dedicated supervisor who will offer expert knowledge, guidance and support as you complete your dissertation. Feedback will be available on the 15th working day after the submission date for a piece of work. That's because we believe that timely and constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further. Assessment is based on a range of research tasks and projects reflecting the skills developed by the various modules. We understand that all students have different strengths and preferences when it comes to assessments, so we use a variety of methods to assess your work structured across the academic year. Assessment methods include: academic essays; annotated bibliographies; reflective research exercises; position papers; exams; reports; case studies; portfolios; online blogs and wikis; workplace practice; posters; oral presentations (individual and group); debates; reviews; group work and the dissertation/research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 5,985 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 33 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 37 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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