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Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime (Dual Degree), BSc (Hons), University of Portsmouth

the United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth

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About Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime (Dual Degree), BSc (Hons) - at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Terrorists and cybercriminals are a growing and constant menace to world security.

Learn how to fight this threat on the international stage as you study in the UK and Australia on this Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime dual degree.

You'll develop the skills, knowledge and tech know-how to help protect communities, businesses and government organisations from terrorism and cybersecurity threats.

In year three, you'll experience how Australian authorities deal with these threats when you spend a year studying at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia.

Course Highlights

  • Graduate with two degrees – a BSc Cybercrime, Security and Intelligence from ECU alongside a BSc (Hons) Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cybercrime from the University of Portsmouth
  • Study with academics whose research in areas such as incel culture and the security of smart devices are shaping the future of the sector 
  • Develop knowledge and skills that intelligence services employers value in specialist topics like intelligence analysis, physical security, online terrorism, cyberlaw and cybersecurity, international security, radicalisation and extremism
  • Get practical experience in the computing labs at Portsmouth and ECU's Security Operations Centre (SOC) while you explore fields such as network security and digital forensics
  • Study alongside operational police units and learn directly from operational policing staff
  • Be taught by staff who have worked as intelligence analysts and investigators
  • Enhance your career prospects by building a professional network in the UK and Australia during your course
  • Have the opportunity to learn a foreign language for free as part of your degree, choosing from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish

Careers and opportunities

Terrorism and cybercrime are among the biggest threats to international security. In the 18 years from 2000 to 2018, it's estimated that terrorism has cost the world economy more than $800 billion and resulted in thousands of deaths. The economic cost of cybercrime is even higher, estimated at $1 trillion a year in 2020. 

Graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to identify and manage the cybersecurity threats posed by terrorists and cybercriminals are in high demand, in the UK and abroad. 

When you complete this course, you'll be prepared for a career in specialised cybercrime, cybersecurity and counter terrorism units in police, government agencies and private organisations.

The international perspective and additional knowledge you gain at an overseas university should give you a distinct advantage when progressing your career after the course.

You could work in areas such as:

  • counter terrorism
  • crime prevention
  • criminological research
  • intelligence analysis
  • digital investigations
  • security consultancy

You could also work in the prison system or further your studies at postgraduate level.

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance

Entry requirements

120-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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