Careers and opportunities for MSc Cybercrime graduates

After graduating from MSc Cybercrime, you’ll have the technical skills necessary to pursue a career in helping combat cybercrime, with the critical thinking and social awareness needed to understand deviant online behaviour.

With your specialist knowledge, you could become a central player in a range of organisations – from universities to police forces – as cybercrime is an ever-evolving sector that demands someone with a firm grip on the subject.

By committing to the upkeep of your skill set, you could find yourself well-positioned to progress even further within your organisation, and with added job security.

What specialisations can I consider? 

Roles open to MSc graduates could include:

  • Behaviour analyst
    People specialising in this area help others pinpoint their negative behaviours and replace them with positive ones. Behaviour analysts accomplish this through the use of data, client observation and strategic planning. They can work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals and schools.

  • Information security officer
    Individuals in this role protect an organisation’s IT security from internal and external threats. Information security officers also decide which software is best appropriate for the job, as well as how to educate employees on IT security.

  • Risk management analyst
    Specialists of this profession determine how much or how little risk is involved in a particular scenario. They collect data to analyse potential risk involved, how to reduce that risk and possible losses, and can work in a wide variety of organisations.

  • Intelligence analyst
    Intelligence analysts protect secret intelligence and collaborate with organisations such as the armed forces and police. They spend time gathering and validating intelligence, interpreting data and reporting to governing bodies on their findings.

  • Researcher
    People with this career gather information within a specific field, usually through data analysis. Researchers can find employment within universities and law enforcement, plus in social work, media and numerous other fields.

Cybercrime professionals

Meet the graduates

"The MSc Cybercrime and Counter Fraud and Corruption put me in a much better position when applying for jobs. Being able to explain topics concerning cybercrime in plain English has been a major advantage and crucial part of my work. The course also gave me the opportunity to work out the topics I was most interested in and wanted to pursue further.

Every day is different as cybercrime and fraud continue to evolve, so I see myself continuing in this industry for a long time to come."

- Daniel Sibthorpe, National Forensics Services team at Crowe UK

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Daniel Sibthorpe at graduation

I currently work as a Data Protection Act Coordinator within the Legal Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I deal with medical request from Solicitors, Courts, Police, and Local Authorities in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Catherine Brabander
MSc Cybercrime Graduate

The MSc Cybercrime degree at the University of Portsmouth enlightened my knowledge on a field which is currently trending globally. Being one of the first group of postgraduates from a well-designed degree has enabled me to secure a job in Istanbul as a freelance cyber security analyst.

Hektor Askin
MSc Cybercrime Graduate

Plus, regardless of where your interest lies, we’ll be here to support you as well. You can access our Careers and Employability Service for up to five years following graduation – giving you a reliable resource for 1-to-1 career advice, employability workshops, CV reviews, and more. 

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Cybercrime professional