Reliance upon, and use of technology has become part of our everyday lives. Whether this is simply using online resources for shopping, healthcare or leisure or understanding the impact of new and emerging technology upon business, education and governance our digital lives are constantly increasing. Consequently understanding the psychology of human interactions via a digital world, or our interactions with digital technologies has emerged as a new and exciting field: Cyberpsychology.
This is one of the UK’s first undergraduate Cyberpsychology degrees and draws upon the extensive links within the School of Psychology to deliver a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) for those graduating with at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree. As such this course covers all the core areas of the psychology that are required for progression to postgraduate study, and eventually Chartered Psychology status but does so with additional coverage of the new and exciting field of Cyberpsychology
Taught in world-class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field, our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential. As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.
Employment prospects for those graduating from the course are expected to be high - currently the School sits amongst the top 25 nationally for psychology graduate employment in graduate level roles within six months of completing the course.
Full-time: Three years Full-time with placement year/international year: four years Part-time: five to six years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
The first year of the course provides a broad understanding of the core elements of psychology alongside optional modules that permit you to explore not only Cyberpsychology but to study other areas from our wide range of courses. This permits you to explore new interests, or consolidate existing ones.
Plus four modules from the following options
Year 2 provides you with the core curriculum of the British Psychological Society through the compulsory modules and develops your understanding of Cyberpsychology alongside this core material. The Cyberpsychology module provides you with a breadth of content related to cyberpsychology and is the basis for the final year, where two thirds of your degree will be within Cyberpsychology. Alongside your compulsory modules in the second year, you choose a specialist module from one of our other routes to provide not only flexibility in your final year degree route but also to ensure a wider appreciation of psychology
Plus one module from the following options
At the end of Year 2 you may choose to spend a year on placement to develop your work place skills and enhance your employment prospects. Alternatively, you may take a placement over the summer between Year 2 and 3 as one of your final year modules.
For your final year, you study two compulsory modules in Cyberpsychology developing both your theoretical understanding of the area and the application of psychology across a range of settings related to online behaviour. Alongside these modules, you complete an independent piece of research: your final year project. Additionally you chose two further options from our range of courses that enable you to develop the further skills and interests that meet your own career aspirations and requirements.
Select two of the following:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS points. We do, however, operate a flexible admissions policy and treat each applicant as an individual so we will consider your educational achievements, predicted (or achieved) grades, alongside relevant work experience and your personal statement. We welcome applications not only from applicants with traditional backgrounds, but also those returning to education or looking for a career change.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112-128 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no sub score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at Grade 4 (C) including Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications to GCSE)
Applications for advanced entry to the course will be considered on an individual basis. We can recognise prior learning from other institutions but must ensure all our graduates have covered the curriculum required by the British Psychological Society for the award of Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). No exemptions can be made against the empirical project.
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This course is based in the School of Psychology
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.