The University of Newcastle, Australia

Study with us

The School of Psychology’s undergraduate programs are fully accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC). After a 3 year Bachelor’s program, you can leave to get a job, or you could go on to an additional Honours year, or Master of Business Psychology.

You also have the option after an Honours year to go on to a Master of Clinical Psychology, a Master of Professional Psychology or a Clinical PhD, all of which are also fully accredited with APAC.

You also have the option after Honours to do a 3-year research PhD with one of our leading experts in Psychology.

All of our programs are available to study part-time and we have multiple flexible study options.

Careers in psychology

Visit the websites below for examples of career opportunities in psychology.

Study psychology

The study of Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour. It is exciting and will help you understand yourself and others. The knowledge you gain in a Psychology degree will open your mind, make you more competitive in the job-market, and make a positive impact on the lives of others. It will help you understand why people behave the way that they do and will help save the planet by understanding the link between consumption, identity and fostering environmentally sustainable behaviours. You will participate in and help drive cutting-edge research; everything from autonomous vehicles to the impact of trauma on people, to understanding how the brain works. Research and career opportunities are as broad as your imagination.

Career examples

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Market Researcher
  • Neuroscientist
  • Human Resources Consultant

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Psychological Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Community Services; Health and Medical Services
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Health and Medical Services; Science and the Environment
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Community Services; Health and Medical Services
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  8. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  10. Master of Business Psychology
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Science and the Environment
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  11. Master of Clinical Psychology
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Science and the Environment
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  12. Master of Professional Psychology
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Science
    School: School of Psychology
    StudyArea: Science and the Environment
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Course in focus

PSYC1800 - Sex, Drugs and Serial Killers

Explore questions and concepts such as: What is sex and sexuality? How does drug use become addictive? Is there such as thing as a criminal mindset?

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