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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

    Law

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Cyber Crime and Terrorism course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    30 July 2019

The Cyber Crime and Terrorism programme will be of interest to those who are interested in both cyber crime and cybersecurity more generally as well as those seeking specialist study of terrorism. It will be useful for students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree in anything from criminology or law, to computer science and psychology, and who are looking to specialise in this important area. Continuing, mature, international and part-time students would also be welcome for this programme of study.

Cyber crime and terrorism are among the biggest threats facing society and are key priorities for government at all levels.

This MA in Cyber Crime and Terrorism will give you an in-depth understanding of the constantly changing nature of online crimes and criminal behaviour, opening up a range of exciting career opportunities.

Learning from industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience, you will gain knowledge of the threats, trends, issues and responses in terrorism and cybersecurity as well as the crucial ethical questions.

Why Cyber Crime and Terrorism at Swansea?

As a Cyber Crime and Terrorism student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

  • You can engage directly with project work and with stakeholders who can provide insights and cutting-edge knowledge of cyber crime and terrorism.
  • The course has strong relationships with national and international partners, including policymakers, government and industrial security practitioners, military organisations, and communities.
  • Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014).

Your Cyber Crime and Terrorism experience

On this specialist postgraduate degree in Cyber Crime and Terrorism, you will benefit from expertise in the law school’s research centres, including the Cyberterrorism Project.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures within the delivery of modules and as additional learning
  • The opportunity for work placements and collaborative research projects.

Cyber Crime and Terrorism employment opportunities

Cyber crime and online terrorism are major priority areas for governments and in the private sector, and the knowledge you gain from this degree in Cyber Crime and Terrorism offers potential careers in:

  • Public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice
  • Private sector – global, national or local business
  • Non-governmental sector
  • Research and academia

Cyber Crime and Terrorism modules

You can choose from a wide variety of modules available across the School of Law and will have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of cybercrime and/or online terrorism through a dissertation.

Modules on the Cyber Crime and Terrorism course may include:

  • Human Rights and Terrorism Online
  • Contemporary Terrorism in Historical and Philosophical Context
  • Crime in Cyberspace
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Online Propaganda and Radicalisation
  • Countering Violent Extremism Online

How you're taught on the Cyber Crime and Terrorism course

The Cyber Crime and Terrorism programme benefits from strong relationships with national and international partners (e.g. policy-makers, government and industrial security practitioners, military organisations, communities, and more). Students will have opportunities to engage directly with stakeholders who can provide insights and cutting-edge knowledge of the subject area.

There are a number of opportunities for experiential learning designed into the Cyber Crime and Terrorism programme:

  • Guest lectures within the delivery of modules and as additional learning;
  • Exploitation of established networks to support workplace learning through placements and/or collaborative research projects.
  • Engagement with Swansea University ‘whole mission’ projects focused on practical implementation and impact from research.

The Cyber Crime and Terrorism programme will be influenced most by the Cyberterrorism Project, but will also benefit from the expertise of the Observatory on Human Rights of Children and the Student Sex Work project located in the School. In addition, members from the Global Drug Observatory based in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Cyber Crime and Terrorism students can choose from a wide variety of modules available across the School of Law and will have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of cybercrime and/or online terrorism through an MA dissertation.

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Visit the Cyber Crime and Terrorism MA page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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