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MSc (Research) in Cyberpsychology

University of Buckingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Buckingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This postgraduate research degree is offered by the Cyber and Interpersonal Behaviour Research (CIBR) hub at the University of Buckingham. The main focus of this research hub is the exploration of human behaviour, emotions and experiences in relation to technology and the impact of technology on individuals both online and offline. We are engaged in a number of external collaborative projects with colleagues at other universities, organisations and schools. Key topic areas we explore include:

  • Cyberbullying, cyberaggression and other online risks
  • Parental and school mediation strategies in relation to online safety
  • Motivations and social effects of gaming
  • Media consumption and influence on attitudes and beliefs
  • Individual differences in online expression and self-presentation
  • Bystander behaviour, prosocial behaviour and social identities

This programme leads to the award of an MSc (Research) in the area of Cyberpsychology. In addition to completing a 25,000 word thesis within a topic area relevant to Cyberpsychology, you will gain wide knowledge of the broader field through guided self-study topic areas and research skills workshops. This will mean that you develop an in-depth knowledge of the area, which is informed by current issues and advanced research.

As a result of your studies, you will develop a strong knowledge base and core transferable skills which will enable you to become an independent researcher in your field, and will provide you with a solid foundation for further study and/or employment.

You will complete your MSc studies in 12 months (full-time; 24 months part-time), and we will support you to achieve timely completion by setting out key progression milestones such as submission of the research proposal, comprehensive literature search, completion of self-study topics, ethics application etc. Full milestone details will be sent to you when we invite you for interview.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 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 Buckingham

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    116 54%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    15th

    10

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