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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Top 3 in Australia ? 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 • 11 Nov 2019

What was happening to the climate 55 million years ago?

Climate emergency: Lessons from the Past?Professor Silvia Frisia, who leads a team investigating prehistoric climates, discusses the history of climate change with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley.

A remotely operated vehicle underwater

News • 4 Nov 2019

New monitoring technique lets your Remotely Operated Device do the snorkelling

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University have found a novel way to remotely track fish in shallow water environments.

News • 1 Nov 2019

Proud to be a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The University of Newcastle is proud to be named as a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Upcoming events

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 9:00am

the Educator Network Showcase

Theme: Student Retention and Success19 November 2019(9am - 1:30pm)NeWSpaceThis event will be co-hosted by the Student Success Strategy Implementation Team. We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Newcastle

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 21 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Central Coast

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

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