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Study how people behave, think and feel.

In this major, you'll explore topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields as diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

Highlights

26 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2021

38 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Behaviour therapist
  • Mental health social worker
  • Mental health practitioner

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Psychology (undergraduate)

$55K–$61K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Parenting and Family Psychology
  • The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour
  • Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

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