Cyber crime and terrorism are among the biggest threats facing society and are key priorities for the government at all levels.
This MA will give you an in-depth understanding of the constantly changing nature of online crimes and criminal behaviour, opening up a range of exciting career opportunities.
Learning from industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience, you will gain knowledge of the threats, trends, issues and responses in terrorism and cybersecurity as well as the crucial ethical questions.
Why Cyber Crime and Terrorism at Swansea?
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.
You can engage directly with project work and with stakeholders who can provide insights and cutting-edge knowledge of cyber crime and terrorism.
The course has strong relationships with national and international partners, including policymakers, government and industrial security practitioners, military organisations, and communities.
Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014).
Your Cyber Crime and Terrorism MA Experience
On this specialist postgraduate degree, you will benefit from expertise in the law school’s research centres, including the Cyberterrorism Project.
You will also learn through:
Guest lectures within the delivery of modules and as additional learning.
The opportunity for work placements and collaborative research projects.
Cyber Crime and Terrorism MA Employment Opportunities
Cyber crime and online terrorism are major priority areas for governments and in the private sector, and the knowledge you gain from this degree offers potential careers in:
Public sector – government, civil service, political and policy advice
Private sector – global, national or local business
Research and academia
If you are passionate about countering cyber crime and terrorism, we want to hear from you!
This programme will be of interest to those who are interested in both cyber crime and cybersecurity more generally as well as those seeking a specialist study of terrorism. It will be useful for students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree in anything from criminology or law, to computer science and psychology, and who are looking to specialise in this important area. Continuing, mature, international and part-time students would also be welcome for this programme of study.
Ideally, you will hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area, such as law, criminology, politics, sociology or computer science (other disciplines may also be relevant).
If English is not your first language, you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.