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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why choose this course?

On our MSc in Cyberpsychology, you will learn about how the Internet and digital technologies affect our behavior, attitudes and the societal impacts of living in a digital age.

You will gain the vital skills and knowledge necessary to be able to work in a variety of sectors that benefit from understanding the psychological impacts of living in a digitally connected world.

This masters course will be of particular interest to students who wish to develop psychological insights into human interactions with the Internet and digital technologies, and to learn to apply this knowledge in a wide variety of sectors. For example, in understanding what makes apps/webpages more user-friendly and accessible, and evaluating the psychological factors pertaining to online criminal behaviour. 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 developing 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 happens on the course?

The course covers the cyber-psychological theory behind engagement with emerging technologies, as well as the application of this knowledge to understanding diverse behaviours in real world situations, in cyberspace and beyond. Although we do not offer placements as a formal part of the course, we have numerous existing connections with cyber-based companies (e.g. video-gaming, law enforcement, virtual reality etc.) and we are able to help support students to find work experience should they be interested.

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Cyber crime and deviance
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Virtual reality
  • Video gaming behaviour
  • Social media behaviour
  • Health applications of technology
  • Self and identity in cyberspace
  • Usability and human factors

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wolverhampton

  • University League Table

    121st

  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university offers degrees in: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Singapore, UAE, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, France.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    103 48%

    104th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    82nd

    29

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