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.
The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.
Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
A-level and AS levels: 112 – 128 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Access to HE Diploma: 112 – 128 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
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.
Experimental Methods & Statistical Analysis: This unit will introduce you to the planning, designing and conducting of experiments and research studies as well as the analysis and effective communication of experimental and research study findings.
Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods: The unit will continue to develop your ability to plan, design and conduct experiments and research studies as well as the analysis and effective communication of quantitative and qualitative research findings.
Biological & Cognitive Psychology: Examines the relationship between the biology of the brain and how we process information, think and make decisions.
Social Psychology & Individual Differences: Discover the ways in which human behaviour is affected by the social context in which it occurs and how behaviour differs between individuals.
Developmental & Clinical Psychology: Explores developmental change cross the life-span through theory, research and practice. You’ll gain an understanding of the concepts and principles of clinical psychology in this unit.
Human Computer Interaction: Explores how differences between individuals affect the way technology is perceived and used while gaining an understanding of the ways in which human behaviour is affected by computer software and hardware.
Research Methods & Statistics 2: Further developing experimental and non-experimental research skills, statistical analysis, interpretation and reporting of research findings.
Research Methods 2: Continuing from Research Methods & Statistics 2a, this is the final Research Methods unit before the final year project.
Developmental & Applied Cyberpsychology: This unit will further your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of developmental psychology. Also, the unit examines the impact of the internet and online applications on individuals, groups, organisations and society.
Personality, Intelligence & Social Psychology: Explores the measurement of differences in personality and intelligence, identity and self-perception, attitudes, social cognition, and group processes.
Biological Psychology: The study of the neural correlates of various core brain functions and impairment associated with brain damages. This unit will develop your analytical thinking, synthetic thinking and your ability to search for, recognise and critically evaluate information.
Cognition & Language: Examines the psychology of attention, memory, and problem-solving. Also explores the effects of brain damage (e.g. aphasia, spatial neglect).
Psychology of Social Media & Videogames
Psychology of Cybersecurity
This degree will be widely recognised by employers as it is fully accredited by the BPS.
It will prepare you for a range of 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.
The degree will also 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).
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