Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
AUD44,510 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
1 year full-time.
Face to Face
Having a broad understanding of brain functions, mind and human behaviour is not only interesting, but highly relevant to all of us in our everyday lives. The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science has been designed for those interested in expanding their knowledge in, or pursuing a career in Psychology.
The program provides an alternative pathway into the field of Psychology, as it allows graduates of an undergraduate degree (or higher‐level qualification) in any discipline to develop skills in the discipline of Psychology and achieve a bachelor’s-degree equivalent in Psychology.
Key areas of study include:
You will engage with current research throughout the program to gain a foundational understanding of key psychological concepts, theories and practices.
Successful completion of this program will open up the pathway for further study should you wish to pursue a career in Psychology. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for the 1-year Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program, which is required to apply for the Clinical and Professional coursework Master’s programs. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue other postgraduate pathways in Psychology such as the Master of Business Psychology.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Graduates develop a wide range of knowledge and skills valued across industries. You may continue to progress in your current career into management levels or shift your focus to specialise in human service organisations, employment agencies, counselling services, personnel management, market research, or health and community services.
Graduates will also have the option to continue with their education in Psychology though an Honours or Master’s program depending on their chosen career path to develop their professional and clinical skills.
This program is undergoing accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.