At least a 2:2 from your first degree, or the equivalent. If your first degree is not in the social sciences or related subjects such as criminology, criminal justice, policing, sociology, psychology and economics.
Months of entry
- Advance your investigative career in the public or private sector
- Develop the skills you need to apply modern investigative techniques, both financial and digital
- Respond to the diversity of crime and victimisation with evidence-based policy, research and investigative strategy and tactics
- Use our practitioner-focused platform to pursue your interests and develop your chosen topic area to produce a novel contribution to the literature and field of practice
- Engage with a programme that has been designed by practitioners, for practitioners
The MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence will place a consistent focus on the study of professional investigative practice across the following themes
- Focusing on financial and digital investigation and intelligence in the context of the discipline of criminology, whilst drawing upon selected insights from specialist fields
- The theoretical and conceptual challenge of what investigation should look like, and the challenges of implementation in practice
- A shift in mind-set and the use of lateral thinking to disentangle and critically assess problems to identify opportunities for effective practice using financial and digital techniques
- Assess criminality and victimisation through the medium of financial and digital techniques, and the footprint that these create for investigative purposes
Each of these fields provide a base of principles, knowledge and intellectual skills, subject specific skills and transferable skills that underpins the expectation level for the professional practitioner and the postgraduate student.
The MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence is based on the specific context of practitioners operating under UK legislation, policy and regulation. Most of the principles will be generically applicable to many countries, and the programme will include selected reference to benchmarks for international standards and frameworks for cross-border collaboration between the public sector (law enforcement) and private sector.
This programme is designed to appeal to the graduate student, practitioners, and investigators with interests in issues such as cybercrime, fraud, organised crime, money laundering, terrorist finance, crime scripting, victimology and criminology.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr David Hicks