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Why choose UQ for Psychology?

The University of Queensland has one of the most prestigious Schools of Psychology in Australia. Its strong reputation is built on excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community.

Undergraduate study options

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Get the low down on what psychology is, why you might want to study it, and why UQ is the best place to do your psychology degree.

The School offers more than 50 courses at the undergraduate level, providing a thorough coverage of the core areas of psychology while giving ample opportunity to specialise in particular fields. Our teaching team regularly receive teaching awards from various bodies, and we attract high-achieving undergraduates from across Australia and internationally.

In the School, students can complete a four-year Bachelor of Psychological Science, a three-year Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or Bachelor of Science, or they may choose to study a few psychology courses as part of another degree. An accredited fourth year of study may be completed through a Psychology Honours degree, or Joint Honours in Psychology and Human Movement Studies.

A range of postgraduate study options

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At Masters level, we offer a research degree and coursework programs in Clinical Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Psychology (clinical neuropsychology, counselling, health and sport). These degrees provide practical, professional training in specialist areas of applied psychology. In addition, we offer the Master of Counselling, jointly with the School of Social Work and Human Services.

Doctoral level studies may be completed through a research PhD. The school also offers a Doctor of Psychology program with fields of study in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology & Geropsychology. With approximately 48 full-time academic staff, the School provides an extensive range of research expertise covering biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, organisational, and social psychology.

Research strengths

The School is internationally recognised for research strengths across the breadth of psychology, and attracts undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdoctoral fellows from throughout Australia and internationally. It has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. The School's research profile is enhanced by several research centres, some of which are collaborative with other schools. These include the Centre for Research in Social Psychology, the Early Cognitive Development Centre, the Social Identity and Groups Network and the Centre for Organisational Psychology. Further School research centres and groups are listed here. In addition, the School has several centres that provide advanced level training in practice and research in psychology, at the same time as serving valuable community functions. These include the UQ Psychology Clinic and The Parenting and Family Support Centre. Academic staff with joint appointments with other schools and Research Centres add to the breadth of opportunities for study and research.

In sum, the School offers a learning environment that is difficult to rival. We provide an academic centre of excellence within the beautiful surrounds of the University of Queensland, and the wonderful sub-tropical climate.

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