University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Criminology (Cybercrime & Cybersecurity)

**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.

Entry requirements

Master of Science - MSc (PG): 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. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) MASTERS DISSERTATION - Core CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES - Core FIELD METHODS - Core INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT - Core SOCIAL DATA ANALYTICS - Core CRIME & OFFENDING - Core CYBERCRIME AND CYBERSECURITY - Core INFORMATION SECURITY FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT - Core LAW, SOCIETY & SOCIAL CONTROL - Core PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) FIELD METHODS - Core SOCIAL DATA ANALYTICS - Core CYBERCRIME AND CYBERSECURITY - Core LAW, SOCIETY & SOCIAL CONTROL - Core Year 2 (part-time) MASTERS DISSERTATION - Core CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES - Core INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT - Core CRIME & OFFENDING - Core INFORMATION SECURITY FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT - Core

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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