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Criminology and Cybercrime 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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

In the digital age, crime is becoming more complex and diverse with the internet creating new types of crime and reinventing old ones.

If you’re interested in fighting cybercrime, this combined course – the first of its kind in the UK – covers traditional criminology theory while exploring modern issues like cyber-security, online terrorism and digital forensics. You'll examine the methods and motivations of cybercriminals and learn first hand about the challenges of digital investigations.

After the course, you'll be ready to take on roles in criminal justice agencies, local government, and private and public industries.

What you'll experience

On this Criminology and Cybercrime degree course, you'll:

  • Examine criminology and cybercrime at one of the largest criminology departments in the country
  • Practise modern digital investigative techniques and develop transferable skills in analysis, research and using new technologies
  • Tailor the course to meet your interests, by studying topics that match your career aspirations
  • Learn from cybercrime, criminology, probation and policing experts, and interact with practitioners from criminal justice agencies, businesses and charitable organisations

You can also:

  • Get professional counter-fraud qualifications during your studies
  • Get relevant practical experience for your future career in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies Cybercrime Awareness Clinic
  • Meet potential employers during work placement

Careers and opportunities

When you complete the course, you’ll be prepared for a career in specialised cybercrime units in police or private organisations. You could work in areas such as:

  • crime prevention
  • criminological research
  • intelligence analysis
  • digital investigations
  • security consultancy

You could also work in the prison system or do postgraduate study in criminology or cybercrime.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • 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

    39th out of 105 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 51%

    87th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    66th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    52nd

    44
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    19th

    22

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