One of the premier psychology schools in Australia, the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Newcastle has an active and enviable research profile, including disciplines that consistently perform  "Well above world standard" (rating of 5) in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

With an active psychology clinic, state-of-the-art EEG facilities, well-equipped wet and dry laboratories, high-performance computer facilities and access to brain imaging equipment, the School is an outstanding place to study psychology at all levels.

ERA 5 ? for psychology and cognitive sciences
Top 200 ? in the world - Psychology
#1 in Australia ? for teaching quality and overall educational experience in Psychology

Welcome from Head of School

Professor Kristen Pammer

Professor Kristen Pammer

Head of School, School of Psychological Sciences

Welcome to the School of Psychological Sciences. Our School provides a friendly, relaxed but challenging learning environment that focuses on achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching and research.

We offer the undergraduate Bachelor of Psychology program accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) at our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses. Our postgraduate coursework programs provide professional training in clinical and health psychology and their value is demonstrated by the high demand for our graduates for employment in the health services.

Members of the School study a diverse range of topics from development in childhood and social influences on decision making, to the study of anxiety disorders and mental illness, the modelling of memory processes, and the study of personality and social learning.

In summary, the School is highly regarded because of its staff and its students. We offer a superb location for local, national and international students to study and our focus on excellence in research and teaching provides a highly valuable educational experience.

Program enquiries

Program enquiries

Have a question about a program? For program information, admissions and enrolments, credit, fees and charges, and special consideration, contact Student Central on +61 2 4921 5000 or AskUON


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