MSc Policing and Cybercrime Liverpool John Moores University

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Website: http://https://uaf.ljmu.ac.uk/
Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
Tel: 0151 231 5175

MSc Policing and Cybercrime

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Location: Liverpool


Full-time:             £5700 (cost based on 2017 fees and subject to annual increases)

Part-time:           £31.60 per credit

Duration: One year full-time, Two-years part-time

Website: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/advanced-policing-studies

Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Tel: 0151 231 5175

LJMU's Policing and Cybercrime masters degree will enable you to explore the interface between policing and computing, developing the skills required for contemporary crime investigation.

Computer forensics and cybercrime are relative newcomers to the world of policing and this programme has been designed to satisfy the resulting skills gap.

Working with leading academics from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies offers a fascinating insight into the interface between policing and computing, preparing you for a career in contemporary crime investigation.

Our qualifications focus on developing the professionalisation agenda for UK police forces and we work with the professional body, The College of Policing, as well as local policing organisations, to ensure that course content is relevant and current.

Under the guidance of specialist supervision and among a diverse community of fellow researchers, you will build a valuable foundation enabling you to develop skills in research, analysis, conceptualisation, argument and presentation – all highly prized in many areas of employment. You will be taught by lecturers with a wide range of academic, professional policing and research expertise. This breadth of knowledge enables us to supervise students in a wide range of topics.

Our notable areas of strength include:

  • Theoretical and Practical Security Concepts
  • Network Security
  • Software Development Possibilities Offered by the Emergence of Information and Social Networks Environments
  • Computer Forensics
  • Information Security Concepts of Identity and Trust

We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary methodologies, and the programme has been specifically designed to address the skills gap that the police service has identified in relation to quantitative research.


What will you study?

  • Policing in Context


Gain insights into current policing, community safety and criminal justice priorities by exploring different perspectives that relate to policing, regulatory processes, professional values and ethics


  • Advanced Research Skills


In preparation for your dissertation, this module introduces key epistemological and methodological issues that impact upon research into crime, security, community safety and criminal justice


  • Computer Security


Develop an in-depth knowledge of various security threats and vulnerabilities in computer systems as well as the importance of computer security


  • Network Forensics


Develop a critical appreciation of both the theoretical and practical issues in the field of network forensics


  • Advanced Topics in Network Security


Explore cutting-edge developments in Network Security by studying recent academic research in the area


  • Network Security


Develop a deep understanding of various security vulnerabilities in and threats to computer networks as well as the importance of network security


  • Dissertation


Analyse and interpret an issue in your chosen field


Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc Policing and Cybercrime will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Computing, Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject.

Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit the LJMU website and complete the online application form: https://uaf.ljmu.ac.uk/

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