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Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc

University of Surrey

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

In a world where information technology is rapidly evolving and our dependence upon it is continually increasing, the growth of cybercrime is a major concern.

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc offers you a unique opportunity to develop specialised skills in both cybercrime and cybersecurity. Our masters 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 also introduce you to some of the technical skills required to address challenges in the cybersecurity sector.

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc meets the British Criminology Society benchmarks for postgraduate taught courses.

What you will study

Our Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc 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 research hubs recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence by GCHQ and the UK Government.

The programme 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.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Our masters courses give you the opportunity to develop high-level research skills, which open doors to many careers. We also provide an online employability hub giving you access to extensive advice and guidance on how to take the next steps in your chosen career.

Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:

  • Crime Journalist
  • Crime Researcher
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Probation Officer.

Application deadline

22 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 105 8

    24th out of 114 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 66%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    8th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    37th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    143 61%

    34th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%

    13th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    34th

    63

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