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Our programs in Psychology
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Course: Graduate Diploma in Psychology
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is designed for graduates of other disciplines who may be interested in changing career direction and eventually qualifying as a registered psychologist, or for those who wish to study psychology simply out of interest in the discipline.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Fourth Year program
Graduates with a three-year undergraduate psychology APAC accredited sequence may be eligible to study one of the following fourth year courses:
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced): requires a Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) that does not qualify for entry to BA (Hons) in Arts or BSc (Hons) in Science, or a combined Honours program. Course code: GDA-PSYCH
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours): requires completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree. Course code: BH-ARTS
- Bachelor of Science (Honours): requires a Bachelor of Science degree (or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Faculty of Science). Course code: BH-SCI
- Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours): requires a Bachelor of Biomedicine degree (or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Faculty of MDHS). Course code: BH-BIO
Course: Master of Applied Psychology
Designed for psychology graduates who want to develop practical skills in the applications of psychology and to employ them in the world of business; government; the non-profit sector; marketing, consumer and social research; and health.
Subjects will cover social psychology, influence and persuasion, the psychology of advertising and communications, judgement and decision-making, attitude and behaviour change, consumer psychology, research methods and data analysis.
The Master of Applied Psychology does not carry professional accreditation and is not a pathway to professional registration as a psychologist.
Qualifying as an accredited psychologist
To become a professionally accredited psychologist, study the APAC-accredited 125-point Psychology major sequence, undertake a fourth year (honours year) in Psychology, then progress to a masters degree or combined masters and PhD: