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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3129: Cybercrime

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lewys Brace (Convenor)




Cannot be taken if student has done SOC2121

Available via distance learning


APT1, Sandworm, revenge porn, or that Netflix subscription that you are being charged for but did not set up. These are all examples of different forms of cybercrime, a multi-faceted subject that is increasing in both frequency and levels of harm as our society becomes ever-more digital.

This module will introduce you to both key substantive areas, such as the nature of malware, online sex crimes, and cyber-terrorism, as well as introducing you to some of the basic key skills and techniques that are utilised by law enforcement, governments, and the private sector to detect and investigate malicious online behaviours.

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