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Cyberpsychology Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

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.

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Course details

Modules

Core units include: Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis; Biological and Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology and Individual Differences; Developmental and Clinical Psychology; Human Computer Interaction; Developmental and Applied Cyberpsychology; Personality, Intelligence and Social Psychology; Biological Psychology; Cognition & Language; Psychology of Cybersecurity; Psychology of Social Media & Videogames; Psychology of Cybersecurity; Psychology Project. Option units include (choose two): Forensic Psychology Memory & Decision Making; Mind, Brain & Evolution; Eye-Tracking & Cognition; Applied Clinical Psychology; Occupational & Consumer Psychology; Face Recognition & its Disorders; Health Psychology; Educational Psychology & Special Educational Needs; Cultural Psychology; Current Trends in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience; Counselling Psychology; Emotions, Mental Health and Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Sexualities.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
Access to HE Diploma 112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 112 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.
Extended Project We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths: C/4. Functional Skills (Level 2) English/Maths: Pass. Key Skills Communication: Pass. Key Skills Application of Number: Pass
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 31 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* 112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* 112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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