Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence at University of Derby - UCAS

University of Derby

Degree level: Postgraduate

Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence (Taught)

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Course summary

Providing you with a unique approach into financial and digital investigation and intelligence, this MSc fosters critical insights into the application of these techniques to contemporary challenges in the field of professional practice.

  • Advance your investigative career in the public or private sector
  • Develop the skills you need to apply modern investigative techniques, both financial and digital
  • Respond to the diversity of crime and victimisation with evidence-based policy, research and investigative strategy and tactics
  • Use our practitioner-focused platform to pursue your interests and develop your chosen topic area to produce a novel contribution to the literature and field of practice
  • Engage with a programme that has been designed by practitioners, for practitioners
Key focuses This course will place a consistent focus on the study of professional investigative practice across the following themes:
  • Focusing on financial and digital investigation and intelligence in the context of the discipline of criminology, whilst drawing upon selected insights from specialist fields
  • The theoretical and conceptual challenge of what investigation should look like, and the challenges of implementation in practice
  • A shift in mind-set and the use of lateral thinking to disentangle and critically assess problems to identify opportunities for effective practice using financial and digital techniques
  • Assess criminality and victimisation through the medium of financial and digital techniques, and the footprint that these create for investigative purposes
Each of these fields provide a base of principles, knowledge and intellectual skills, subject specific skills and transferable skills that underpins the expectation level for the professional practitioner and the postgraduate student.

Assessment method

Candidates will be assessed by their application of a practical or theoretical theme with respect to the prescribed essay and learning objectives for each module. They will select a relevant and topical challenge of choice, in relation to professional practice, law-enforcement, victim-engagement or crime prevention. Candidates who are completing the MSc stage will develop and submit for assessment an empirical dissertation research project on a relevant and topical challenge of their choice.

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 from your first degree, or the equivalent. If your first degree is not in the social sciences or related subjects such as criminology, criminal justice, policing, sociology, psychology and economics, please contact the Programme Leader. If your first language is not English, you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5). We also welcome applicants who may not have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) but who have substantial and relevant professional experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, contact the Programme Leader who will be happy to supply further advice.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £950* Module
Northern Ireland £950* Module
Scotland £950* Module
Wales £950* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence at University of Derby - UCAS