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.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
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.