Cyberpsychology Research

Is this course for me?
Cyberpsychology is the study of how human beings interact with computer technology. It focuses on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) particularly in areas such as gaming, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and a range of physical interaction tools such as mobile devices.

This MSc programme will be of particular interest to students who wish to develop psychological insights into human interactions with digital technologies, and to learn to apply this knowledge in a wide variety of sectors that deal with the human computer interface point. They will become part of increasingly multi skilled teams that design deliver and regulate all manner of software and hardware solutions for humans. We will equip our graduates to be able to work effectively in contemporary workflow settings.

Key Features
Key features
• A rapidly growing area with a shortage of skilled graduates.
• Industry input into course design

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
UX Design (M) 10
Social Cyberpsychology (M) 10
Behaviour Across the Cyber Lifespan (M) 10

Semester 2
Dissertation 60

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The course will be available to applicants who meet one of the following criteria:
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent for non-EU students.
- An Honours Degree with first or second-class honours or an equivalent qualification. Applicants should have exposure to computing, design, social sciences or psychology.
- Candidates who do not have an Honours degree but have significant relevant experience may also be eligible for consideration via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Post Course Info

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Games Industry
Software Development
Artificial Intelligence
Social Media
Graduate Careers

Graduate careers typically include:
Mobile apps development
Virtual reality
Design of AI Systems
Online Marketing
Education - online learning
Game Interaction Design
Usability Testing
Online Identity Management
Social Networking

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at Letterkenny Institute of Technology or other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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