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Major

Psychology

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue in-depth training in psychology (an honours year followed by a professional or research graduate degree) and follow career paths in clinical psychology, community health, counselling, educational and developmental psychology, forensic psychology, government, human behaviour, neuropsychology, organisational psychology, sports psychology, teaching, marketing, human resources, journalism, market research and policy development. Employment for psychologists is expected to grow very strongly to 2019 and earnings are above average.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    Completing the Psychology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. If you wish to explore biomedicine research questions in greater depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to graduate research at honours, masters and doctoral level. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research. Graduate pathways advice is available at the Health Hub to help you understand and plan you options for further study.

    GRADUATE DEGREE PATHWAYS

    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.