Nottingham, United Kingdom

Cybercrime and Cyber-Security

when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1200

The use of computer technologies is essential for everyday life. BUT just as computer technologies, devices and networking have been expanded, cybercrime has expanded too.

With increasing activities on the Internet, cybercrime is becoming an important study area. This criminology course explores the history, nature, and patterns of cybercrime, introducing students to its criminological study.

You will look at a series of examples and case studies of Internet-related crime which will highlight the diversity of cybercrime as well as its prevention and detection.

During the course you will explore contemporary issues and academic debates such as:
• The theoretical cybercrime framework (e.g., definitions, victims, and offenders)
• The motivation behind cybercrime (e.g., financial, personal, and political)
• Cybercrime means and methods (e.g., malware, platforms, and pathways)
• Cybersecurity and policing virtual spaces and cybercrimes (e.g., digital forensics and biometrics)
• Cybercrime trends and future directions (e.g., surveillance and data trade, AI, robots, and drones).

Course leader

Dr Tine Munk - Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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

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 cyber-security. From a criminological perspective

Credits info

10 EC
10 UK Credits = 5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1200: Apply and pay your tuition fee by 30 April 2024 and receive our Early-Bird discount of £100. This fee is for tuition, course materials, social programme, a visit to the University City of Cambridge, and GSS merchandise.
GBP 440: Accommodation in our on-campus student halls. All rooms are single with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living spaces. Halls are self-catered and kitchen and bedding packs will be provided. Our accommodation is right in the heart of the city and so there are lots of food shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and takeaways just a short walk away.


£100 Early-bird discount if tuition fee payment is received by 30 April 2024. A further discount is offered to groups of 10+ students travelling from the same University.