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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Cyberpsychology is offered as both a full-time time and part-time option. The course will be of particular interest to students who wish to develop psychological insights into human interactions with the Internet and digital technologies, to be able to apply this knowledge in a wide variety of real world contexts, for example education, cybersecurity, healthcare, online retail and in the gaming industry. The course is open to Psychology graduates as well as graduates from other cognate science disciplines (e.g. media studies, computer science), providing the foundations required to pursue a career in the field of cyberpsychology. The course will also be of value to anyone wishing to extend and develop their skillset in their current job and will be relevant to anyone who works within an organisation with an online presence or where understanding human interaction with different emerging technologies would be beneficial.

What skills will you gain?

The course will enhance employment prospects for those seeking employment post completion, and support those already employed to develop their professional skills in a number of ways. First, the course will offer domain specific skills, for example, online data collection methods, specialist quantitative and qualitative research methods and understanding online behaviour in various applied contexts. Second, students will develop domain general skills, for example analytical and critical thinking, report writing, oral presentation skills, academic writing, data collection and data analysis and interpretation.

Career path

Given the ubiquity of the Internet, there are a wide array of career paths that would benefit from an understanding of human interaction with the online world and digital technologies. These include, but are not limited to, online investigation specialists, social media managers, cybersecurity experts, employment by social networking sites, online dating companies, games developers, as well as agencies involved in aiding both the young and old in their cognitive development and maintenance. Further, some individuals may wish to study the programme in order to improve their performance in their current career, for example in marketing, counselling, journalism, education or the IT sector. The completion of this course will also be a stepping stone for any student who may wish to pursue a career as an academic specialising in the study of cyberpsychology.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Conducting and Interpreting Research (40 Credits) - Core
Applied Cyberpsychology (20 Credits) - Core
Cybercrime (20 Credits) - Core
Psychology of Everyday Technology (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Cyberpsychology (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 or higher in a Psychology or relevant cognate science degree (e.g. computer science, information science). Students who do not hold a BPS accredited Psychology degree at 2:1 or higher will be required to attend an interview to ascertain suitability for the course’

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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