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.

Close video
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.

Learn more about studying psychology 

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 • 20 Mar 2020

You ripper!… how you open your packets is generating tiny microplastics

New research led by Dr Cheng Fang from the Global Centre of Environmental Remediation has revealed opening plastic packaging, such as plastic bags, chip packets and bottles, is creating tiny microplastics we might be consuming every day.

The team combined data from Italian stalagmites with information from ocean sediments drilled off the coast of Portugal. Image: Linda Tegg

News • 16 Mar 2020

What causes an ice age to end?

New research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values.

$1 million food facilities unveiled at Ourimbah

News • 16 Mar 2020

$1 million food facilities unveiled at Ourimbah

The Faculty of Science has opened new $1 million kitchen and laboratory facilities at the University’s Central Coast campus, in a move applauded by the local industry and community.

View more news

Upcoming events

There are currently no events.