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, accredited by the BPS, 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
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- 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.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
British Psychological Society (BPS)
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: 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 other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.