What will I do?
The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments. Classes are held over two academic years and involve a mix of learning, lectures, videos, practical work and informal discussions around important topics in cyberpsychology. Students complete a research project during the second year, and are encouraged to present their work through conference papers and journal articles. There is also a series of study skills seminars including essay writing, referencing and researching. Students are required to complete assignments individually and in groups during the year, but there are no end-of-year examinations.
What modules will I study?
Principles of Psychology Online
Fundamentals of UX Design
Psychology of Gaming and Multimedia Entertainment
Critical Research: Foundations, Futures and Skills
Computer Mediated Communication.
Social Psychology of the Internet
Psychology of Online Persuasion and Security
Psychology of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence
Min Entry Requirements
Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.
Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through our RPL (recognition of prior learning) process.
Previous psychological study not essential.
Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview.
Two references must also support your application.
FETAC Entry Requirements
Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through our RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. Previous psychological study not essential. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview. Two references must also support your application.
2023 Applications are now open
IADT operates a rolling admissions policy for graduate taught courses, with decisions issued in 4 weeks after a submitted and complete application is received. An application is incomplete until you provide all required items on the checklist (including the application fee, if applicable).
Generally, courses will remain open to applications until all places are filled.
2 years [part-time]
This programme will take place primarily online for 2023/24.
Classes take place Wednesday evening [6pm-9pm] and Saturdays [10am-2:30pm].
There will be two blocks of Hybrid Learning i.e. Option of in-person learning OR Live Online learning over the course of the academic year; one each term.
- Block One: 21st and 22nd October (Hybrid Learning)
- Block Two: 17th and 18th February (Hybrid Learning)
EU fees €4,000 per annum.
International Fees €16,000 per programme.
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What future careers will be open to me?
Graduates have found employment with social networking websites or as usability experts and online investigation specialists. Others have improved their performance in their current employment as journalists, marketing specialists, educators or IT professionals.