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Application Deadline:Initial deadline: 4pm Friday, 24th May 2019
Application Deadline: To begin September 2019
Initial deadline: 4pm Friday, 24th May 2019
Round 2 deadline (if places still available) August 2019
Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of how people interact with technology. It examines all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. Cyberpsychology also considers the impact of new technologies on users, from the latest mobile devices and gaming systems, to high-end virtual reality equipment in our four-walled immersive system.
This MSc considers what motivates people in online settings including online shopping, dating and gaming. It examines why some people become ‘addicted’ to the Internet, what motivates cybercriminals, how students can learn effectively online and how organisations can best utilise the Internet. This course is suitable for anyone who wonders what the psychological basis is for cyberbullying or why social networking sites and online media are so popular. The course aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments.
This course is suitable for students who have an Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered based on their prior experience and learning through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process. Previous psychological study not essential.
Graduates have found employment with social networking websites or as usability experts and online investigation specialists. Others have completed the programme to improve their performance in their current employment as journalists, marketing specialists, educators or IT professionals.
Cyberpsychology is an essential area of expertise for anyone who wishes to make the most of online technologies for commercial, educational, organisational or other reasons.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
MSc in Cyberpsychology
This MSc studies human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology, which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours. It considers the impact of evolving trends, such as technological convergence, on individuals. Cyberpsychology also examines human interactions with less ubiquitous technologies, such as cyborgs and artificial intelligence.
The programme aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments.
What modules will I study?
The programme consists of 9 modules.
Principles of Psychology Online | Social Psychology
of the Internet | Computer Mediated Communication |
Persuasive Design | Fundamentals of UX Design |
Psychology of Gaming + Multimedia Entertainment |
Psychology of Virtual Reality + Artificial Intelligence |
Critical Research: Foundations, Futures + Skills |
Applications must be made to the Admissions Office in IADT.
Certificate in Cyberpsychology
This Certificate combines a mix of lectures, practical work and informal discussions around important topics in cyberpsychology. You are also provided with a series of study skills seminars including essay writing, referencing and researching academic literature.
You are required to complete assignments during the year, but there are no written examinations. Support is also provided as you prepare your assignments, and feedback is available on drafts if required. You work directly with the cyberpsychological phenomena studied, such as online marketing, artificial intelligence, online gaming and virtual worlds.
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Dr Mary Aiken explains why one should study cyberpsychology
Dr Mary Aiken on the MSc in cyberpsychology in IADT