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

Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

News • 23 Sep 2020

The University's Centre for Water, Climate and Land will partner with Japan’s Space Agency JAXA in an Australian first for Climate Research

Led by Associate Professor Anthony Kiem from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, this research will help better detect the beginning, end, spatial coverage, and intensity of droughts in Australia. This is a necessary first step in the development of adaptation strategies that reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of droughts.

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News • 22 Sep 2020

New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia

Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.

News • 22 Sep 2020

Lecture: Climate Change in Challenging Times

Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.

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Upcoming events

Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

Biomes Exhibition

Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.

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Event • 13 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Common Research Agreements

Join us for the final instalment of this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

Adam Boyle

Event • 14 Oct 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Adam Boyle

Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Adam his story of building a world-class tech company from Newcastle and how they’re scaling their solution across the globe.

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