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University of Derby: Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence

Institution University of Derby View institution profile
Department Criminology
Telephone 01332 591044
Study type Taught


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.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of Derby

At the University of Derby, our focus is on industry-relevant, expert teaching to help you prepare for a successful career.

We offer a range of postgraduate courses across a wide variety of subjects; many are accredited by industry bodies. You’ll work with an academic team that has years of industry experience and a passion for applied research. And you’ll be part of a diverse community of students, including many from countries around the world.

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