Certificate Cyberpsychology

Cyberpsychology examines the online world and its impact on human behaviour. It is an essential area of expertise for anyone who wishes to make the most of online technologies. Cyberpsychology also considers the impact of new technologies on users, from the latest mobile devices and gaming systems to high-end virtual reality equipment.

What will I be doing?

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.

Future careers

You may apply for the MSc in Cyberpsychology or for a suitable research postgraduate Masters Degree in IADT if you already hold an Honours Degree. If you do not hold an Honours Degree, you may be interested in our undergraduate degrees in Applied Psychology, Creative Computing and Creative Media Technologies.

What topics will I study?

Online aggression
Online dating
Online Communications
Online Marketing
Psychological applications of Virtual Environments
Psychology of Artificial Intelligence
Children's behaviour online
The psychology of social media use

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