Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes:
- Introduction: What is cybercrime? How do computers and the internet work? The deep and dark webs.
- Challenges to law enforcement
- Hacking and intellectual property theft
- Fraud and Malware
- Sex crimes and online harassment
- Digital forensics, examining forensic evidence, and legal challenges
- Cybercrime, social theory, and the future of internet-based crimes and deterrents
Lectures will be complemented by practical lab-based sessions, which will focus on teaching basic open-source investigation tools that the students will use for their assignments and which will enable them to better understand law enforcement and private sector approaches to tackling cybercrime.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||11||11 x one hour lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||12||6 x two hour labs|
|Guided independent study||36||Course readings and other multi-media content|
|Guided independent study||25||Reading/research for essay|
|Guided independent study||59||Group work/research for technical report|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).