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BSc (Hons) Cyberpsychology

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  • UCAS Code:
    C802
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Cyberpsychology is a fairly new field within Psychology, examining how the behaviour of individuals, groups, organisations and societies are influenced by technology. This increasingly important subject covers a wide range of areas, for example relating to education, entertainment (video games), interaction (social media), and cybersecurity.

With more and more daily activities involving technology, the study of Cyberpsychology is crucial for the design of new technology and the development of the digital era.

You’ll be based within the Department of Psychology and will learn theories and practical skills covering a range of psychological approaches through state-of-the art facilities. Importantly, you’ll acquire generic skills which are readily transferable to your future careers, such as online skills, critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and an understanding of professional practice. You will become some of the most highly employable graduates around.

From studying this course you will develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about all areas of Psychology; acquire a range of research skills and methods to investigate traditional and online behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct research independently; gain the ability to apply knowledge effectively in a variety of contexts involving human interaction via the internet. 

Students on this course can benefit from opting to take a 30-week placement in industry after your second year, extending your course by a year, although this is not mandatory. This will give you essential real-world experience, placing your theory and skills into practice, and enabling you to harvest a network of professional contacts – all of which are vital for successfully launching a career.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 112-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (including a minimum of 6.0 in writing with minimum 5.5 in each of the 3 other components) or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found on the programme profile in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 572kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

A placement year is a vital part in developing well-rounded and industry-ready graduates. What’s more, you can also choose to take your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. 

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For Psychology, we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a mature attitude
  • Are self-aware
  • Are open to new ideas
  • Have an academic interest in the subject, as demonstrated by recent readings.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This degree will provide a basis for postgraduate studies for professional or academic careers in Psychology as to some extent they all use technology (e.g. clinical, educational, occupational, sports, forensic and health psychology). The degree will also equip students for a range of other careers including cybersecurity, video games evaluation and implementation, online training, teaching, management consultancy, social media marketing and advertising, security and forensic, health promotion and personnel work. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Read Sarah's story; find out more about the areas of expertise of other staff within the Department of Psychology