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Enjoy the variety of this large discipline, which covers 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 a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

Only the extended major in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. For more information on becoming a registered psychologist, visit the School of Psychology website.

Highlights

26 in the world for psychology

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:

  • Child and adolescent psychologist
  • Behaviour therapist
  • Community mental health practitioner
  • Mental health practitioner
  • Community health officer
  • Family therapist

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Psychological Research Methodology
  • The Brain and Behavioural Sciences
  • Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroscience for Psychologists

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