University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Cyber Crime Investigation

Cybercrime is a relatively new and growing area for both civil and criminal investigation. This course has been developed by law enforcement practitioners to enhance knowledge and practical skills in the areas of behavioural psychology, criminal investigation and the technical aspects of obtaining computer-based evidence. Aimed at personal professional development for current investigators in the criminal and private sector and as a natural progression for graduates in computer forensics, psychology or policing.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at level 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualifications and experience; applications welcome from individuals with non-standard qualifications with work-based experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills; behavioural dynamics of cybercrime; digital forensic technology; open source internet investigation; policing of cybercrime; a research project for your dissertation.

Assessment methods

Module assessments are undertaken by means of coursework, workshops, examination and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400