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BSc (Hons) Cyberpsychology

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  • UCAS Code:
    C802
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This emerging new field examines how the behaviour of individuals, groups, organisations and societies are influenced by technology. This covers a wide range of areas, including education, entertainment, social media and cyber security.

This course will help you to develop a well-rounded knowledge of all areas of psychology. You’ll learn a range of research skills and methods to investigate traditional and online behaviour, and you’ll be able to apply that knowledge in a variety of contexts – including conducting your own independent research.

Your learning will be based within the Department of Psychology where you’ll have access to state-of-the art facilities such as eye tracking technology to help you understand how people, groups, organisations and societies interact with, and make use of, technology.

An optional 30-week placement after your second year can add valuable industry experience to your CV, as well as enabling you to put your learning into practice. It will also give you the chance to begin building a valuable network of contacts - a vital part of getting your career off the ground.

What makes this course different

  • In-depth study of cybersecurity, social media and videogames in your final year
  • Work placement option in the third year
  • Excellent student support system
  • Emphasis on the development of vocationally relevant skills
  • Research-inspired teaching
  • Research Apprenticeship Scheme in the second year
  • Choice of option modules for in-depth study of specialist topics in the final year
  • State of the art facilities.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 112-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (including a minimum of 6.0 in writing with minimum 5.5 in each of the 3 other components) or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found on the programme profile in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 572kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

A placement year is a vital part in developing well-rounded and industry-ready graduates. What’s more, you can also choose to take your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. 

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For Psychology, we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a mature attitude
  • Are self-aware
  • Are open to new ideas
  • Have an academic interest in the subject, as demonstrated by recent readings.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This degree will provide a basis for postgraduate studies for professional or academic careers in Psychology as to some extent they all use technology (e.g. clinical, educational, occupational, sports, forensic and health psychology). The degree will also equip students for a range of other careers including cybersecurity, video games evaluation and implementation, online training, teaching, management consultancy, social media marketing and advertising, security and forensic, health promotion and personnel work. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Read Sarah's story; find out more about the areas of expertise of other staff within the Department of Psychology 

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