Our Masters in Criminology and Social Research (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) offers a unique opportunity to develop specialised skills in both cybercrime and cybersecurity. This is currently the only MSc in the UK providing a combined approach to cybercrime and cybersecurity.
This pioneering programme will advance your understanding of the key theoretical approaches to cybercrime whilst introducing you to some of the technical skills required to address fundamental challenges in the sector
Our programme draws upon our long established expertise in social research methodology to enable you to conduct effective research within the field of cybercrime and sharpen your ability to think in a logical and informed manner about criminological problems.
The MSc in Criminology and Social Research (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) has been created to meet the growing market demand for enhanced knowledge and practice in the area of cybercrime and its control.
It offers the opportunity to work with leading theorists in the field of cybercrime and experts from the Surrey Centre for Cybersecurity – one of only 14 recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by GCHQ and the UK Government.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||24 months||Oct 2018|
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
A distinctive component of the MSc is the opportunity to undertake a placement at a criminal justice agency or research institute for four weeks during the spring break. The practical experience and insights gained reinforce formal learning.
A residential weekend conference is attended by all programme members, PhD students and teaching staff in November. This provides a less formal atmosphere for discussions concerning criminology, research and related themes; it includes lectures from eminent guest speakers and members of staff, seminars and small group discussions.
The Department also organises a day conference for MSc students at the University, with student presentations and guest speakers.