Nottingham, United Kingdom

Cybercrime and Cyber-Security

when 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1100

The use of computer technologies is instrumental for everyday life. Just as computer technologies, devices and networking have been expanded, cybercrime has increased too. Cybercrime is developing fast, and an online environment has proven beneficial for cybercriminals.
Students will be introduced to:
• How cybercrime is perceived in society, politics, and media
• The concept of cybercrime and its current and potential impact on a globalised society
• Constantly developing crime areas and the challenges to cybersecurity and online policing.

Through a series of examples and case studies of Internet-related crime, it will consider the diversity of cybercrime as well as its prevention and detection.

This aim translates into the following objectives: To provide students with a critical introduction to the concept of cybercrime and cyber-security:
• To examine the impact of cybercrime on contemporary society.
• To gain insight into prevention and responses to cybercrime.
• To develop students’ critical and written communication skills in relation to cybercrime issues.

Course leader

Dr Tine Munk

Target group

The course is ideal for university-level students who have an interest in cybercrime and cyber-security and have the required English language skills.

Course aim

Cybercrime and Cyber-security The use of computer technologies is instrumental for everyday life. Just as computer technologies, devices and networking have been expanded, cybercrime has increased too. Cybercrime is developing fast, and an online environment has proven beneficial for cybercriminals.
Students will be introduced to:
• How cybercrime is perceived in society, politics, and media
• The concept of cybercrime and its current and potential impact on a globalised society
• Constantly developing crime areas and the challenges to cybersecurity and online policing.

Through a series of examples and case studies of Internet-related crime, it will consider the diversity of cybercrime as well as its prevention and detection.

This aim translates into the following objectives: To provide students with a critical introduction to the concept of cybercrime and cyber-security:
• To examine the impact of cybercrime on contemporary society.
• To gain insight into prevention and responses to cybercrime.
• To develop students’ critical and written communication skills in relation to cybercrime issues.
After studying on this course you should be able to:
• Evaluate the concept of cybercrime and its current and potential impact on globalised society
• Develop a critical awareness of the importance of how the online environment has changed the nature of victimisation, offending, and policing
• Critically interrogate sources of knowledge and information related to the constantly changing area of cybercrime
• Effectively communicate and objectively analyse sensitive ideas and concepts related to cybercrime and cyber-security.

Credits info

10 EC
10 UK Credits = 5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1100: Early-bird discount available for students who pay the tuition fee by 31st March - £990!
Tuition fee includes course materials, our exciting social and cultural programme, support from our friendly team of student buddies, use of our GSS Hub with free drinks, and a trip to the beautiful city of Oxford.
GBP 370: Choose from on-campus or off-campus accommodation. Both offer single en-suite rooms on a self-catering basis with shared kitchen and living spaces, kitchen and bedding packs and 24 hour security/reception cover.