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LIFE MOVES FAST | Study psychology with us in 2019

Start Psychology Mid-year

APPLY NOW TO START IN JULY | As the world rapidly changes, so will our careers...wherever you go, be better prepared with the University of Adelaide.

Psychology is a captivating and dynamic area of study focused on human behaviour. It seeks to understand why people act the way they do, their motivations, interactions and what influences their behaviour. An understanding of the mind is useful in launching an exciting range of global careers.

Studying will equip you with a broad range of valuable skills and knowledge, including;

  • the ability to analyse and understand human behaviour
  • highly developed listening and interviewing skills
  • high level analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • outstanding research and information sourcing skills
  • awareness of mental health issues and their impact
  • understanding of developmental psychology issues and their impact
  • counselling skills
  • understanding of psychological tests.

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Our Bachelor of Psychological Science degree offers flexible study options, transferable expertise and a choice of more than 35 majors. You will be able to tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations to gain a distinct competitive advantage in your chosen field. This advantage will enable you to work across various industries and adapt to changes in the world around you. 

Learn moreabout psychological science

A graduate entry pathway into the Bachelor of Psychological Science is available for applicants who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree that did not include psychology. Applications for the graduate-entry pathway are made via South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC) Postgraduate portal by selecting course code 3BG003. Graduate-entry students will be eligible for up to 48 units of advanced standing and can complete full-time study in one year.

Psychology short courses starting in July

Extend your career–for the first time, the School of Psychology is offering short courses for psychology honours graduates (or equivalent), students considering a Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) and as continuing professional education for registered psychologists*.

Contemporary Organisational Psychology

Learn advanced topics relevant to organisational psychology, the role of the organisational psychologist, assessment in practice, organisational change, and contemporary practice.  You will gain an understanding of issues relevant to the role of the organisational psychologist, assessment in practice, understanding of organisational change, and organisational theories and contemporary practice.

Twelve sessions starting Monday 29 July, 2 pm - 5 pm
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace.

$3,624 (domestic students)
$4,311 (international students)

Human Factors

Humans have a range of physical and psychological capabilities that constrain how they interact with their environment and perform tasks.  Learn how to optimise performance in a range of situations and how technology can be shaped to enhance human performance. Specific topics include the effects of ambient conditions, stimulus-response compatibility in a range of practical situations and how human factors can help reduce the incidence of accidents

Twelve sessions starting Tuesday 30 July, 2 pm - 5 pm
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace.

$3,624 (domestic students)
$4,311 (international students)

* Applicants must have a four-year qualification in Psychology (including Honours) that meets the standards set out by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and for international students an overall IELTS score of 7. For those who are thinking about applying for the Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) at the University of Adelaide, completion of these courses will count towards recognition of prior learning, if successful in gaining a place in the program.