As well as providing a pathway to professional registration, the psychology course builds you a valuable portfolio of technical and interpersonal skills. It equips you with a wide-ranging understanding of human behaviour that is highly applicable across many industries. You also graduate with job-ready practical skills in analysis, writing, research, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. This qualification can lead to practical or academic careers in such fields as health sciences, human resources, marketing, management, neuroscience, cognition, perception, clinical neuropsychology, and more.
This course is a first step towards becoming a registered psychologist. The BA (Psychology) and BSc (Psychology) are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With the addition of a fourth year of study, such as our Graduate Diploma or Honours program, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Psychologists are employed in the health, education, and justice systems.
Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes. At Murdoch, we teach the established basis of psychological knowledge and methods integrated with the latest developments and exciting new trends in the field. The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) allows students to focus more on cognitive, neuroscience, and health sub-disciplines of psychology. You will be exposed to leading edge research and practical applications in these fascinating areas of psychology, and explore how we make sense of ourselves
The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) allows students to focus more on the social and developmental sub-disciplines of psychology. You will be exposed to leading edge research and practical applications in these fascinating areas of psychology, and explore how we make sense of ourselves
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides a fourth year of study in Psychology for graduates who already have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology. The Diploma assists students who wish to meet the minimum educational qualification requirements for registration to work as a psychologist. On completion of this course, students are eligible to apply for Masters programs in Psychology. Students in the Diploma must complete coursework at an advanced level as well as a group-based research project written up as an individual thesis.