Scientific basis for professionally experienced | without a first academic degree
The innovative master’s program focuses on a varied agenda of psychological subjects set in a cyber environment. Its academic basis enables our graduates to understand and shape the most recent developments in their field of profession, with an emphasis on the cyber world. The programme covers a borad range of facets, for example, political, professionall and clinical view of psychology in online communication.
Development of key competences | Master of Science through online learning
By understanding Cyber Psychology of Online Communication, students will be able to enter or expand their profession to meet future challenges and changes in their career field. The distance learning scenario trains them in online communication and working in virtual teams – hence the content and methods in the course would overlap.
Upcoming trends and topics of research | Cyber Psychology of Online Communication
Exploring and examining with up-to-date advances in the study field gives the graduates the ability to anticipate upcoming trends in their own jobs. An understanding of the changing world of online conduct gained through this program will enable students to challenge existing behaviours and practices and help to replace them with adapted ones that are fit for the future.
For whom has this Master’s Program been designed?
The Master's program is an applied offering, meant for all those who wish to receive an orientation to an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach towards understanding online communication from a distinctly psychological perspective. It is expected that many of the potential students will already have an interest and professional aptitude and this Master’s program will enable them to shape the path forward in a more applied and interdisciplinary way.
Learning concept of the distance learning programme
High relevance to practice| Innovative online studying | Individual and professional support | No need of a phsycial presence
The learning concept of MSc Cyber Psychology of Online Communication is distinguished by a high reference to evidence-based content as well as innovative teaching and studying methods. The design as a pure online course means optimal focus on the needs of the students.
The mix of guided self-study, individual student supervision and e-learning units offers students the opportunity of learning independent of time and location, oriented to their own professional demands and necessities.
The use of modern e-learning modules guarantees students interactive learning as well as a vivid presentation and debate of abstract content. Interactive online-seminars and discussions in virtual space ancourage the integration of theoretical basics and methods into practical experience. The use of a Virtual Tutorium in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transmission, which can be optimally modified and adapted according to individual learning demands and advances.
The delivery of recordings of all interactive live offers such as online-seminars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form simplified knowledge management and asynchronous learning for students in a learning group with varying professional conditions and freedom. In addition, this means easier and time- and location-independent documentation and repetition of teaching content.
Main Program Focus
The content and design of the Master's program provide a practice-oriented approach of Cyber Psychology of Online Communication. The program covers a broad range of interrelated fields of application of psychology and communication in cyberspace while critically interrogating them. Because the field is relatively new, the lack of guidelines, ethics and best practices is made a subject of discussion and enables the students to question existing practices and develop solutions in a forward-looking discipline. The variety of the curriculum and academic methods taught allows each student to work on an individual Master’s dissertation that covers their personal interests.
By studying Cyber Psychology of Online Communication each student will develop an understanding of the psychological theories and their application in a virtual as well as the real-life world, that will increasingly overlap in the future.
The content of the 1.5 years Master's program is based on the following twelve focal points:
Introduction to Cyber Psychology and Personality in Cyberspace
Social Media, Networking & Communication
Psychology of Online Business
Online Communication, Support, Counselling & Coaching
Children and Teenagers’ Use of Online Communication and Media
Communication with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Psychology of Online Gaming and Multiplayer Platforms / Psychology of Virtual Gaming
E-Politics, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
The Dark Web – Cybercrime and Deviance
Master’s Oral Examination
Training focus of the Master's program "MSc Cyber Psychology of Online Communication"
This programme is also possible to study bilingual:
The bilingual programme is suitable for individuals who can read English well but do not feel comfortable enough in the English language to take written and oral examinations. All the basic literature provided is in English. The online-seminars, the lectures and the tasks in the exams are in German. The written and oral exams can also be taken in German. This programme can also be booked completely in English on request.
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