Cybercrime is the term applied to criminal and harmful behaviours that are facilitated through the use of digital technologies, or that only occur due to the existence of such tools. This is distinct from cybersecurity, which involves techniques of protecting digital technologies, electronic data, networks, and programmes against criminal or unauthorised access. Cybersecurity is a technical approach to preventing and tackling cybercrime.
The discipline of criminology, which seeks to uncover the underlying causes behind deviant and law-breaking actions, provides the foundation for our MSc Cybercrime. It will help you understand the behaviours and motivations that lead to cybercrime.
As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow, exposing a shortfall in qualified professionals who understand that people are at the heart of this issue. Study our MSc Cybercrime and join the next generation of cybercrime researchers and investigators.