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Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3.5 Years

Course summary

Do you have an interest in international security, technology and the causes of modern crime? Do you want to use the latest criminal investigation techniques to protect society against cybercriminals and terrorists?On this Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime dual degree, you'll:- Explore the evolving area of international terrorism and cybercrime- Develop foundational knowledge in crime and criminal justice- Examine theories, processes and models for managing the risks and threats of terrorism and cybercrime- Learn about the methodologies and strategies security and law enforcement and intelligence agencies use to fight terrorism and cybercrime- Examine current practices and immerse yourself the latest research into new forms of crime- You'll be based in Portsmouth and spend a year studying in Australia at Edith Cowan University, experiencing another culture and gaining an international perspective that will help you stand out when you embark on your career.When you complete the course successfully, you'll be armed with the latest knowledge and skills, allowing you to start a career in the intelligence and international security sectors.**Advantages of dual degrees**This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree).When you complete the course successfully, you'll have 2 degrees:- BSc (Hons) Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime from University of Portsmouth- BSc Cybercrime, Security and Intelligence from Edith Cowan UniversityDual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years. You'll benefit from a global education experience and the high-calibre teaching expertise, latest research and modern facilities at 2 universities. You'll also develop a more comprehensive knowledge of counter terrorism, intelligence and cybercrime than on a single degree and gain an understanding of different cultures, which helps you work more effectively with people from different backgrounds.All of this helps you stand out in a competitive job market after you graduate. **Location – Portsmouth and Perth, Australia**You'll be based in Portsmouth in years 1 and 2, and for 6 months at the end of the course. You'll spend year 3 in Perth, Western Australia at Edith Cowan University.You'll get support with travel arrangements, visas, finding accommodation and accessing loans and other funding that can help pay for your study and living costs when you're in Australia.Edith Cowan University is one of the top 100 young universities in the world one of the top 100 universities in the Asia-Pacific regions (Times Higher Education 2019 and 2020). The Good Universities Guide 2021 gives the University 5 out of 5 stars for its learner resources, student support, teaching quality and overall experience.Like Portsmouth, Perth offers a mix of city and outdoor living. It's a great base for exploring Western Australia and beyond.**What you'll experience**On this course, you'll:- Get a grounding in criminology and criminal justice, providing a foundation for your degree and career- Spend 1 year studying at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Western Australia- Develop knowledge and skills that intelligence services employers value in specialist areas such as intelligence analysis, physical security, online terrorism, cyberlaw and cybersecurity, international security, radicalisation and extremism- Get practical experience in computing labs while you explore fields such as network security and digital forensics- Put what you learn into practice by providing advice to businesses in our Cybercrime Awareness Clinic.- Learn from cybercrime, policing, criminology, intelligence and counter terrorism experts, whose research projects are informing the future of security-related disciplines- Develop transferable teamwork

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 113 21

    48th out of 86 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    100 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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