International Cybercrime Investigation Education Program

Study online for an MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation from University College Dublin, ranked in the top 1% of world universities and leader in digital forensics education. This is the only international online MSc exclusively for law enforcement. Alumni include 400+ investigators from 47 countries. Gain practical skills and credentials and open up new career opportunities.


Education Programs from University College Dublin
The UCD Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation (CCI) is a unique, world-class education and research centre with strong and well-established collaborative relationships with law enforcement and industry. We work in the areas of education, training, research and tool development. Many of our education programs can be taken entirely online, with the student only attending for exams each year. Apply now to start in September 2013!
MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation
This program is restricted to members of law enforcement. If you have substantial relevant LE work experience and training, you do not necessarily need an undergraduate degree to be accepted. You can start the program with individual modules, without committing to the full MSc.
MSc in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing
This program is for industry and law enforcement and leads to information security and specialist consulting roles in industry.
Graduate News
When you join the education programs at UCD you join students and alumni from 47 countries, giving you unique perspectives and a global network of contacts.
“I would say to anyone considering doing the course to do it. It’s a good quality course, which fills a really needed space in law enforcement training and education," said Cindy Murphy, a Detective with the City of Madison, Wisconsin Police Department. "I found the collaboration with international law enforcement one of the most useful aspects of the course. I believe that the MSc is a great credential for court, and for my professional future. My dissertation has been published in a peer reviewed journal and has generated interest for other papers, a book chapter, and international speaking opportunities. Attending UCD provided an opportunity for my work to be noticed, and to begin to make a difference, on an international level.”
Murphy has been a Law Enforcement Officer since 1985. She recently earned her MSc in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation through UCD. She is a certified forensic examiner and has been involved in digital forensics since 1999. Det. Murphy has directly participated in the examination of hundreds of hard drives, mobile phones, and other items of digital evidence pursuant to criminal investigations including homicides, missing persons, computer intrusions, sexual assaults, child pornography, financial crimes, and various other crimes. She has testified as a computer forensics expert in state and federal court on numerous occasions, using her knowledge and skills to assist in the successful investigation, occasional exoneration and prosecution of criminal cases involving digital evidence.
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