This unique course combines traditional criminology studies with a focus on new technologies, crime and modern investigation techniques. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study the online forms of modern criminality, digital forensics and the socio-legal aspects of cyberspace, with reference to cutting-edge research in this growing field for research and employment. You can work toward professional counter-fraud qualifications or the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing during your studies, and students with programming skills can follow specialist cyber-forensics stream through a relationship with the School of Computing. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your criminology studies will be housed in one of Britain's largest criminology departments, offering theoretical and practical study alongside opportunities for relevant work placements, such as with Hampshire Constabulary's High Tech Crime Unit, or through participation in the ICJS Cybercrime Awareness Clinic. The course also offers interaction with practitioners from law enforcement agencies and the private sector. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The course is for individuals with a keen interest in cybercrime and new technologies, studied in the context of crime and criminal justice. It is also ideal for creating the necessary knowledge base for progressing to postgraduate study of cybercrime-related topics. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You may practise modern investigative techniques, both in study modules and in work placements, as you develop transferable skills in analysis, research and mastery of new technology. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for work within specialised cybercrime units in police or private organisations, or in crime prevention and criminological research. You can also expect to be qualified for a broad range of careers where forensic awareness plays a key role, such as intelligence analysis and digital investigations, or for further study.