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Online Postgraduate Award in Cyber Crime Prevention

Understand cybercrime prevention and security solutions

Build up your cybercrime prevention and cryptography skills with this short programme, designed to help you address rapidly evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

Specifically designed for technology professionals already working in security, this programme can help you update your knowledge and skills in the latest cybersecurity tools and processes to help you protect your organisation against security breaches and cybercrime attacks.

Get hands-on experience of cybersecurity techniques

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical experience, including in-depth skills and knowledge to:

  • Apply symmetric key encryption algorithms, hash function algorithms, public key cryptography algorithms and key agreement protocols
  • Assess attacks and vulnerabilities with respect to current industrial standards for cryptography
  • Use quantum computing techniques and assess their impact with respect to security of current cryptographic techniques
  • Apply cryptographic algorithms and protocols to solve security problems (such as confidentiality, integrity and authenticity problems) in the workplace
  • Implement open source cryptographic techniques to design and implement secure software products, both commercial and non-commercial
  • Build an ethical hacking environment (laboratory) to experiment with hacking techniques
  • Implement the tools and techniques that can be deployed for cybercrime prevention in both commercial and non-commercial settings

Expand your skills to include an in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity

Build your professional knowledge

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Build a thorough understanding of the theoretical foundations that support cyber security, especially in the context of cybercrime prevention
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of – and experience with – the tools and techniques that can be deployed to prevent and limit cybercrime, as well the scope of their application
  • Develop a deep and systematic understanding of cryptography tools and techniques, and their practical application in both commercial and non-commercial environments
  • Showcase your understanding and functional skills of cybercrime prevention through our innovative, cloud-based server platform by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Innovative study environment

Access different software platforms, conduct simulations and use large data sets to develop practical skills.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately six months


Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a world-class university that’s a UK leader in IT research**

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent