Improving the science behind human behaviour

The School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle is one of the premier psychology schools in Australia.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, world-class researchers, vibrant clinic and award-winning teachers ensure unparalleled opportunities to explore areas such as neuroscience, developmental psychology, abnormal behaviour and social psychology.

We offer work experience options, the opportunity to study overseas, and you can gain qualifications as a professional psychologist with additional study in one of our accredited masters programs.

Questioning AI Psychology

Head of the School of Psychology, Professor Kristen Pammer explores what it means for humans to interact with autonomous vehicles.

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ERA 5 ? for psychology and cognitive sciences
Top 200 ? in the world - Psychology

Study psychology

A Psychology degree will help you understand why people behave the way they do, illustrate the link between consumption, identity and fostering environmentally sustainable behaviours, and ultimately make you more competitive in the job market.

You will participate in and help drive cutting-edge research such as autonomous vehicles, the impact of trauma, and the fundamental question of how the brain works.

Research and career opportunities are as broad as your imagination.

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Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Psychological Science
  2. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced)
  3. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  4. Master of Business Psychology
  5. Master of Clinical Psychology
  6. Master of Professional Psychology

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News • 18 Dec 2020

Muscling RNA polymerase off the DNA

Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria

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News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle author wins major literary award

Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.

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News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

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Info Session

Event • 20 Jan 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

I2N Programs Information Session

Join the I2N team and our program facilitators for an overview of what opportunities are available to realise the impact of your idea or research.

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Event • 27 Jan 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected.

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Event • 3 Feb 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Lachy Gray (Yarno)

Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the inside story.

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