Scientific foundation for experienced professionals | without a first university 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. The content covers a wide range of aspects, for instance, political, occupational and clinical view of psychology in online communication.
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 of Online Communication, 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 of Online Communication
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 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 have an interest and professional leaning 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
- Cyber security experts
- Software programmers
- Game developers
- App developers
- Heads of Department
- Team Leaders
- System Analysts
- IT system administrators
- Project Managers
- Human Resource Managers
- Police and law enforcement officials
- Social counsellors
- Social Psychologists
- Organizational Psychologists
- Start-up company managers
- Social scientists
- Social and Care Workers
- Legal consultants
- Media specialists
- Marketing and advertising specialists
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Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme
HIGH PRACTICAL RELEVANCE | INNOVATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING | INDIVIDUAL AND COMPETENT STUDENT SUPPORT | NO PHYSICAL PRESENCE
The learning concept of MSc Cyber Psychology of Online Communication is characterized 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 components guarantees students interactive learning as well as clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive Webinars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical principles and methods into professional practice. The use of a Virtual Tutorial 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 provision of Recordings of all interactive live offers such as Webinars or Online Lectures 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 freedom. In addition, this means simpler and time- and location-independent documentation and repetition of teaching content.
Overview of the Teaching Concept
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In contrast to a Study Programme with attendance or complete self-study (also: individual study), Guided Self-Study specifies the learning content. As with individual study, teachers are not present, and the time and place of study can be freely chosen. The Guided Self-Study, however, offers you a given thematic and temporal framework and concrete tasks, which are carried out in a self-determined learning process, but which have to be mastered in certain periods and in certain forms of learning and working. In addition, teachers and tutors are available to you as contact persons and to support the structuring of Guided Self-Study. The teachers and tutors enable you in various ways to structure learning material independently, to compile suitable information and to use it for the respective requirements of your studies.
The MSc in Cyber Psychology of Online Communication of FHWien der WKW and ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH offers you a structured framework for a self-determined learning process. In order to achieve this, comprehensive teaching material and literature as well as Study Papers are made available in the "Virtual Tutorial" on a learning platform (more detailed description under "Virtual Tutorial"). In addition, there is thematic and methodological support by tutors, which can be used independent of time and place using common communication media.
The MSc in Cyber Psychology of Online Communication of FHWien der WKW and ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH uses the learning platform "Moodle" for the supervision of students as well as for the structuring of their studies and for the imparting of learning content, learning material and other study-relevant information. For questions about the content of each Module, they can use the Specialist Forums, which teachers and tutors answer within 48 hours on weekdays. Furthermore, Forums can be used for exchange and organisational issues can be discussed.
All study-relevant dates and deadlines are communicated via the Virtual Tutorial. Students will be informed of each new entry directly via e-mail. All teaching material such as Study Papers, Core Literature as well as web links and other study-relevant information such as the timeline for course planning, tasks, work instructions and literature recommendations are made available digitally via the Virtual Tutorial. The Virtual Tutorial also includes individual support by teachers and tutors via e-mail on specialist and administrative issues.
Individual telephone & video consultation
The MSc in Cyber Psychology of Online Communication of FHWien der WKW and ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH offers you the possibility of individual telephone or video consultation for the clarification and advice on professional and administrative study-related matters. You can discuss methodical and content-related questions or learning process-related matters with teachers and tutors in flexibly arranged appointments. If required, learning groups of several people can also make use of the advice of teachers and tutors in the form of a telephone or video conference.
Some modules of the MSc in Cyber Psychology of Online Communication of FHWien der WKW and ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH include a Webinar on the corresponding Module contents.
In general, a webinar is a seminar held via the Internet which enables interaction and information exchange between teachers and learners. For the design and execution of the webinars in the Master's Programme in Psychological Medicine & Mental Health, user-friendly software is used which offers a wide range of possibilities for information transfer and interaction. In the Webinars, previously provided case studies and questions of the module contents will be deepened, discussed and applied live via video and audio, via file sharing, presentations, chat etc. The moderation is carried out by teachers and tutors. All Webinars will be recorded and made available in the Virtual Tutorial.
The MSc in Cyber Psychology of Online Communication of FHWien der WKW and ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH uses Online Lectures on selected Module content or other study-related content. These are organized via user-friendly software. Teachers and tutors explain the corresponding contents via video and audio. Students can attend the lectures live, ask questions and, in addition or as an alternative, view the Recorded Online Lectures via the Virtual Tutorial.
In our online lectures, Module topics are vividly explained and categorised by our lecturers. The lectures can also be used flexibly as a Recorded Online Lecture for repetition. Different types of learners are taken into account by the additional provision of Manuscripts, Transcripts, Audio Tracks or Video Recordings. Our various experienced lecturers are able to skilfully introduce difficult topics.