Taught course

Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence

Institution
University of Derby · College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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, please contact the Programme Leader.

We also welcome applicants who may not have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) but who have substantial and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Providing you with a unique approach into financial and digital investigation and intelligence, this MSc fosters critical insights into the application of these techniques to contemporary challenges in the field of professional practice.

  • 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.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
University of Derby
Email
marketing@derby.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1332 591044