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Minor

Psychology

Diploma in Science

Study how people behave, think and feel.

In this minor, 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.

Studying Psychology can lead to opportunities in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a 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:

  • Organisational development specialist
  • Social worker
  • Community planning and policy adviser
  • Human resources adviser

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
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • The Brain and Behavioural Sciences
  • Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methodology
  • Learning & Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social & Organisational Psychology
  • Measurement in Psychology

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