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Overview

Designed in partnership with the PSNI Cybercrime Centre, this module will enable you to protect yourself from becoming a victim of Cybercrime.

Summary

Study Cybersafe at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The world is becoming increasingly connected through the wonders of the Internet and as a result we now live in a society where access to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other social networking platforms is virtually everywhere. When it comes to the Internet, people generally believe they are safer than they actually are. Often the impersonal nature of technology can give a false sense of security. Cybercrime, is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities of recent years. It covers a huge range of illegal activity including financial scams, identity theft, computer hacking, child exploitation, grooming, virus attacks and online stalking. We are all potential targets – adults and children alike. Most of us are likely to be a victim of Cybercrime at some point in our lives.

This module developed in partnership with the PSNI Cybercrime Centre is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and tools to be aware, vigilant, informed and ultimately safe from the destructive effects of cybercrime in all its forms.

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About this course

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About

In this module, students will work collaboratively; they will undertake face-to-face sessions and then progress to discussions and collaborative learning online.

The materials will be divided into five weekly topics, covering areas such as:

  • Introduction to online learning
  • Cybercrime
  • Social Networking
  • Cyber Abuse
  • Digital Reputation

Students will develop an awareness and understanding of appropriate internet use and the technical and social aspects of online technologies. This will help support competent use and critical reflection of this type of interactive tool. Students will be required to engage with other students in a process of collective reflection through regular participation in online discussions.

Students will also consider the benefits and dangers of social networking for young people and wider society through the development and presentation of a networked area/space.

Linked programmes

CPPD Personal and Professional Development

Attendance

This course is taught in a face-to-face setting, in two hour sessions over a five week period. Students will be expected to complete online activities and discussions to support their learning.

Entry requirements

This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent

Start dates

  • 1 June 2016
  • 1 September 2016
  • 1 November 2016
  • 1 February 2017
How to apply

Apply

Please contact the Centre for Flexible and Continuning Education to complete the Application Process Flexed@ulster.ac.uk

How to apply

Start dates

  • 1 June 2016
  • 1 September 2016
  • 1 November 2016
  • 1 February 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£71.60

Fees information

Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing.

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1516.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Please contact FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk for enquiries or to apply for this course.

You can also phone us on (+44) 2890 366680.