A major strength of Psychology at UC is the balanced and comprehensive set of highly regarded courses available. We also offer excellent postgraduate opportunities in Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
We encourage students to:
- Think independently and critically about psychological issues
- Become acquainted with the substantive findings, concepts and methodology of the discipline
- Learn how to distinguish genuine findings from implausible and suspect claims
- To understand modern scientific research in psychology.
Psychology is one of a small number of subjects in which you can complete majoring requirements for both BSc and BA degrees.
- See the full list of taught courses in Psychology
- See the full list of Applied Psychology (APSY) courses (Industrial & Organisational)
- Find out about Combining Psychology with Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree
UC administers a range of undergraduate scholarships through the Scholarships database.
Our graduates develop a valuable set of skills that are transferable to a range of careers, including:
- Knowledge of human development, personality, and social relationships, as well as perception, cognition, intelligence, and learning
- Understanding how behaviour problems develop and options for treatment of personal and interpersonal difficulties
- Comprehending the personal and social factors involved in achieving and maintaining mental and physical health and wellbeing
- Designing and conducting research
- Finding information from a range of sources and critically evaluating the information found
- Problem solving
- Oral and written communication
- Co-operation, teamwork and leadership
- Statistical and computer competencies
Psychology graduates have found jobs in local and central government, health, industry, commerce, correction services, rehabilitation services, social service agencies, education, further and higher education institutions, charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. Postgraduate study opens opportunities for professional work, including working as a Registered Psychologist, and can also lead to an academic career pathway in teaching and research.
There are a range of postgraduate options for students with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
- Master of Science in Applied Psychology (APSY)
- Master of Science
- Master of Arts
- PhD in Psychology
- See the full list of 400-level courses in Psychology
- See the full list of 600-level courses in Psychology
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See our Postgraduate webpage for more information.
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