In a nutshell
If you’ve always wanted to know what makes people tick, this online or on-campus Bachelor of Psychology at the University of New England (UNE) could be the course for you.
You’ll study more psychology units as you progress through the course, giving you the option to explore other areas of interest in the early years of your degree. When you graduate, you’ll possess a coherent theoretical and empirical knowledge of core psychology topics, and familiarity with a variety of specialist areas, such as social psychology, biopsychology, psychological assessment and psychopathology.
If you’ve already completed a bachelor degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for entry to this course as a graduate student.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
- Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
- Have completed, or part-completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
- Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
- Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
- Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
- Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission; AND
- Hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university in any discipline.
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this psychology course, the subjects you may study include:
- Critical thinking and decision-making
- Introductory psychology I & II
- Social psychology
- Research methods and statistics
- Cognitive psychology
- Lifespan developmental psychology
- Psychological testing
- Advanced research methods and statistics
- The craft of academic writing
- Professional communication practice
- Health psychology
- Psychology in the workplace
- Motivation and emotion
- Sport and exercise psychology
- Cognitive affective and social neuroscience
- Behaviour modification
- Environmental psychology: how to tame an ecological serial killer
- Psychology of perception
- Abnormal psychology
- Special topics in psychological research
- Mixed methods in social research
- Work integrated learning – professional skills development
Why University of New England?
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: