The University of Newcastle, Australia

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

Latest news

News • 18 Dec 2019

Disadvantaged students set to benefit from research grant focussed on mental health

More than $480,000 has been awarded to explore new ways to improve the mental well-being of university students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

News • 27 Nov 2019

Local researchers shine in global Highly Cited Researchers list

Four University of Newcastle researchers have been announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science Group.

Professor Jameson with the Jameson cell

News • 22 Nov 2019

OPINION: Newcastle know-how to our region and the world

If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.

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Upcoming events

Event • 28 Jan 2020 at 9:00am

Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG) Workshop

The MISG workshop aims to provide practical, working solutions to real-life problems using methods from the mathematical sciences.Visit the MISG website.Since 1984, the annual MISG workshop has brought together leading…

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