Applicants for the MSc Policing and Cyber-Crime will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Computing, Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.
Months of entry
LJMU's Policing and Cyber-Crime Masters enables you to explore the interface between policing and computing, developing the skills required for contemporary crime investigation.
- Based in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.
- Collaborative programme with the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
- Reflects increasing police involvement in computer forensics/cyber crime.
- Explore the interface between policing and computing.
- Ideal for serving officers and those about to embark on their policing or academic career.
- Excellent employment opportunities in policing and fraud investigation.
- Valuable foundation for progression to PhD.
MSc Policing and Cyber-Crime combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping students become aware of emerging approaches currently practiced in the discipline.
Over the course of the programme you will be introduced to key developments in policing studies and given the skills necessary to produce a successful postgraduate research project. You will work individually with a supervisor throughout the year, as well as taking part in taught modules with fellow Policing Studies students and/or students from other disciplines/Faculties. In addition, you will be part of the wider research activities of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, which aims to provide outstanding, innovative teaching and research for the advancement of policing and police forces.
You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers, including specialist staff who work within the studies of computing. Staff are active in a wide range of fields including: Crime Prevention, GIS, People Trafficking, Public Order, Mental Health, Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Public Sector, Computer Crime, Investigation, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Port Security, Risk Management and Education.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study:
- Policing and Cyber-Crime;
- Advanced Research Skills;
- Theoretical and Practical Security Concepts;
- Network Security;
- Software Development Possibilities Offered by the Emergence of Information and Social Networks Environments;
- Computer Forensics;
- Information Security Concepts of Identity and Trust;
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further guidance or clarification.
Information for international students
LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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