Cert - Psychology as a subject
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Psychology is about understanding the behaviour and cognitive processes of people and animals in their physical, social and organisational environment. As a behavioural science, it examines the way behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science, it focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, it studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science it studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology.
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Papers available within Psychology
Prescriptions for the Dip(SocSc), GradCert(Psych) and GradDip(Psych)
A Diploma in Social Sciences, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Psychology at an advanced level in their first degree.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Psych) and PGDip(Psych)
To complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology, students must complete 60 points from 500 level Psychology papers.
To complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 90 points from Psychology papers.
All programmes of study should be devised in consultation with the relevant pathway Programme convenor, Head of School or the Graduate Studies Convenor.
Scholarships and prizes
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Graduate study options
Master of Arts in Psychology (180-point Masters)
Expand to read Undergraduate Pathways
There are many different pathways you can take when choosing Psychology as a career - for example, Community Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Behavioural Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
It's important to have your pathway in mind when you select your third-year papers, so talk to academic staff for recommendations or work with one of our student advisors - they can ensure that you select the right combination of papers to pursue your interest.