Taught course

MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence

Institution
University of Derby · College of Law, Humanities 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.

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

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

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, contact the Programme Leader who will be happy to supply further advice.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr David Hicks PhD
Email
marketing@derby.ac.uk