In a nutshell
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology at the University of New England (UNE) will enable you to continue furthering your studies or to use your in-depth psychological knowledge in a range of careers.
The course will give you a solid foundation in psychology principles and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and research techniques, which are highly regarded in the workforce.
If you have no prior psychology qualifications, you can complete the required 10 units of this course in a minimum of one year if you commence study in trimester 3 and finish in trimester 2 of the following year. If you have already completed introductory psychology units, you only need to undertake eight post-introductory units of this course.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Hold an undergraduate bachelor’s qualification in any discipline; AND
- International students must meet the university’s English language requirements.
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:
- Introductory psychology I and II
- Social psychology
- Research methods and statistics
- Cognitive psychology
- Lifespan developmental psychology
- Psychological testing
- Advanced research methods and statistics
Plus one of the following units:
- 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
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: