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MSc Cyber Psychology

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London Metropolitan University

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Tuition Fee

Study fee:

instead of 987.52 €/month x 12 months (VAT exempt)

now 816.11 €/month x 12 months (VAT exempt).

Total costs for 12 months:
instead of 11,850.24 € (VAT exempt)

now 9,793.32 € (VAT exempt).

AIHE GmbH does not offer any scholarships and cannot advise on country-specific funding options.

For UK students: If you live in the UK, you will not receive any state funding as you have a contract with a german not a UK institute.

Academic Degree

Master of Science

MSc Cyber Psychology

Title

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Type of Study & learning concept

100% distance learning (no presence) 

This study program is deliberately designed so that you have hardly any online events with compulsory attendance. This study program is suitable for people who would like to complete their studies self-sufficiently and independently. 

Information sheet about learning concept

Attendance

Distance learning without any physical presence (100% distance learning)

Number of Students

15 – 20 students per cohort

Programme Language

English

Applicants need to show proficiency of the English Language by submitting a U.K. government approved secure English language tests (SELT) (min. level: B2).

Applicants may request the SELT requirements to be waived for one/several of the following reasons:

  • They are native speakers.
  • They live in an English-speaking country for several years and work there.
  • They work in an international company where English is the daily language.
  • They completed their secondary education in English.
  • They already completed a degree programme in English.

Applicants have to write a waiver explaining the reasons why their language skills are sufficient and confirm this with their signature. They might be asked to provide additional supporting evidence (e.g. school certificates, letters from employers).

Start of studies

WS 01.09.*

SS  01.02.*

*Access to the learning platform, in order to be able to work ahead if you are interested, is possible immediately after signing the contract.

Application Time

WS 15.07. 

SS 15.12. 

Attention. Regardless of the application deadline, places are allocated in the order of closed contracts. The earlier you apply, the more secure is your place.

Admission Requirements

First degree (at least bachelor) from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university

or

the equivalent of the first university degree is considered to be at least six years‘ relevant professional experience.

In addition, the following additional specializations are welcome: knowledge in the field of psychology, (e.g. social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, systemic counselling, conversation skills.

All interested persons who do not hold a first academic degree will take a written admission test (answering questions in writing) and a short video interview for this purpose. For more information, please contact us by email or phone.

Study location

Distance learning programme, registered as a student at London Metropolitan University:
London Metropolitan University
166 – 220 Holloway Rd
London N7 8DB
United Kingdom

Degree Award

After completing the master’s dissertation and successful online oral defense, the Master’s degree is awarded by London Metropolitan University.

Scope

Approx. 12 – 25 hours workload per week, depending on prior knowledge

90 ECTS

Selection process

The selection process is based on the order in which applications are received, and places are allocated according to the order in which contracts are concluded, taking qualitative criteria into account.

Certification

This master´s program is going to be approved by the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZFU) under the registration number: follows

Registered

will be registered at Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig-Holstein

Duration

2 semesters

It is possible to pause your studies for 12 months.

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Training focus of the
Master's programme

The content of the one-year master’s programme is based on the following seven focal points:

Introduction to Scientific Work and Cyber Psychology

Research Methods & Scientific Work in Cyber Psychology

  • Scientific Writing and Citation Convention of APA (7th ed.)
  • Research Methods in Cyber Psychology
  • Evidence-based Science, Research, and Practice

Introduction to Cyber Psychology

  • Definitions
  • History of Cyber Psychology
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing History

Psychology of Online Behaviours in Cyberspace

Personality, Self, and Identity in Cyberspace Online Identity and Self-representation in Cyberspace

  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Group and Interpersonal Interaction Dynamics in Cyberspace

Social Media, Networking, and Communication

  • History and Psychological Impact of Social Media
  • Online vs. Offline Interactions
  • Interactivenes and Participation in Cyberspace
  • Cyberlove: an alternative scape for romantic intimacy

Cyber Technologies for Consumers

  • Psychology of Online Consumer Behaviour

 

Interaction in Virtual and Gaming Environments

Dynamics and Effects of Online Games

  • Online Games and Well-being
  • Psychology of Video Games
  • Video Games Addiction

Virtual Reality and Gaming Environments

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Ethics of online Interactions

Cybercrime

Types of Cybercrime and Theories of Cyber Deviance

  • Defining Cybercrime and Typologies
  • Psychology of Cybercrime
  • Personality of Cybercrime
  • Cultural Differences

Dealing with Cybercrime

  • Cyber Law and Regulations
  • Legislation in Cyberspace

Children and Teenagers‘ Usage of Online Media

Psychological Challenges of Conventional and Virtual Development

  • Children and Digital Media Interaction
  • Association Between Linguistic skills and Screen Exposure for Children

Cognitive and Neuropsychological Dynamics

  • Digital Technologies’ Influence on Children
  • Digital Technologies and Human Brain Interaction
  • Association Between Children’s Learning Ability and Digital Interactivity

Ethics of Parenting and Guardianship of Young Adults

  • Interventions and Preventions in Social Media
  • Privacy vs. Sharenting
  • Digital Parenting

Online Psychological Counselling and Support

Online Counselling and Support Practices

  • An Overview of Psychological Support in Online
  • Online Health Seeking

Online Clinical Work and Therapeutic Interventions in Cyberspace

  • Online Psychotherapy
  • Virtual Reality in Mental Health Treatment
  • Online Therapeutic Ethics

 

 

Master´s Thesis

  • Written master´s dissertation
  • Recorded presentation

Distribution of priorities

Master's Programme in detail

SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION FOR EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS | WITHOUT A FIRST UNIVERSITY DEGREE or Bachelor´s degree

The innovative master’s programme focuses on a diverse curriculum of psychological topics set in a cyber environment. Its academic foundation enables our graduates to understand and create the latest developments in their field of profession, with a focus on the cyber world.

DEVELOPMENT OF KEY COMPETENCES | MASTER’S DEGREE THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

Students will be able to start or build on their chosen profession through an understanding of Cyber Psychology, and therefore be able to face future challenges and changes concerning their line of work. The distance learning format trains them in online communication and working in virtual teams – hence the content and methods in the course would overlap

TRENDS AND RESEARCH TOPICS OF THE FUTURE | Cyber PSYCHOLOGY

Researching and dealing with up-to-date advances in the topic gives the graduates the possibility to foresee coming trends in their own workplace. An appreciation of the changing world of online behaviour gained through this programme will enable students to question existing behaviours and practices and help to replace them with adjusted ones that are fit for future.

FOR WHOM HAS THIS MASTER’S PROGRAMME BEEN DESIGNED?

The master’s programme is an applied course, intended for all those who wish to focus on an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach towards understanding online communication from a distinctly psychological perspective. It is expected that many of the potential students will have an interest and professional aptitude to begin with, and this master’s programme will enable them to craft the way forward in a more applied and multidisciplinary way.

Our target group

Freelancers

Lecturers

Therapists

Mediators

Consultants

Cyber Security Experts

Software Programmers

Game Developers

App Developers

Leaders

Heads of Department

Team Leaders

System Analysts

IT System Administrators

Project Managers

Human Resource Managers

Police and Law Enforcement Officials

Practitioners

Social counsellors

Social Psychologists

Organizational Psychologists

Start-up Company Managers

Social Scientists

Social and Care Workers

Legal Consultants

Media Specialists

Marketing and Advertising Specialists

Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme

HIGH PRACTICAL RELEVANCE | INNOVATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING | INDIVIDUAL AND COMPETENT STUDENT SUPPORT 

The learning concept of the MSc Cyber Psychology course is characterised by a high level of relevance to evidence-based content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning course means optimal orientation to the needs of the target group.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the possibility of learning independent of time and place, oriented to their own professional requirements and needs.

The use of modern e-learning modules guarantees students interactive learning as well as clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive Online-Seminars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical principles and methods into professional practice. The use of a Virtual Tutorium in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transfer, which can be optimally varied and adapted according to individual learning needs and progress.

The availability of recordings as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates knowledge management and asynchronous learning for students in a learning group with different professional conditions and open space. In addition, this means easier documentation and repetition of course content, independent of time and place.

Overview of the Teaching Concept

Would you like to apply?

The application for admission to our master’s degree programme takes place in three steps.

Submit your application

Apply electronically using the application form. But before you do so, please take your time to read through the information on distance learning and estimate whether you can and want to invest approx. 12 – 25 hours a week. There will be exciting and relaxing phases, but also phases that are temporarily exhausting. Think about your personal motivation. You should be able to formulate it very clearly for yourself.

Examination of your documents

Upon receipt of your application documents, we, the AIHE, review them and send recommendations for admission to the London Metropolitan University. They will decide if and who will be admitted and inform us of their decision. We will then send you the London Metropolitan University’s decision.

If you are an applicant without a first degree, you will take an entrance test.

Conclusion of contract

As soon as you have received an admission letter, you can conclude the student contract with us. Study places will be allocated according to the order in which applications are received after confirmation of admission. As soon as you have signed the study contract and sent it to us and a study place (limited to 50 places) is available, you will receive the signed contract back. Now your place is secured. 

You will be enrolled as a student of London Metropolitan University at the start of your studies and will be a student of this innovative English university.

University Partner

This course is carried out in partnership with London Metropolitan University.

London Metropolitan University:

Study at one of the UK’s most
prestigious universities

London Metropolitan University’s long, rich history starts in 1848 when the Bishop of London and the Reverend Charles Mackenzie established The Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men. 1851 Prince Albert is so impressed with the classes that an annual celebration of the students’ work is held under his patronage. 

Over the past 100 years, the north London campus has developed into a modern, progressive centre with a strong reputation for widening access into education.

The alumni of London Metropolitan University include Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, comedian Vic Reeves, singer Sinead O’Connor, actor Noel Clarke and Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria.