What will I study?
Learn about aspects of behaviour such as human motivation and emotion, decision-making processes and social interaction. Areas of study include: cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, sensation and perception, and social psychology. And importantly, develop professional skills to sharpen your readiness for employment
If you would like to work as a registered psychologist in Australia you will need to complete the major sequence that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This leads to further study, after which you can become an accredited psychologist.
To complete an accredited major you must complete 10 subjects, including two as breadth.
Your major structure
Psychology is available as both a 125-point APAC-accredited major and as a 75 point (non-accredited) minor sequence of study.
Students wishing to undertake further professional training in Psychology must take the prescribed 125 point APAC-accredited Psychology major sequence consisting of eight core Psychology subjects across levels 1-3, and two elective Psychology subjects at level 3. All Psychology undergraduate subjects are worth 12.5 credit points.
Students intending to complete the APAC-accredited Psychology major sequence must note that 25 points of level 2/3 subjects are required to be taken within the breadth component of the degree, and should factor this into their course planning
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
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