Where will this take me?
After completing the Psychology major in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study in psychology or other areas, or graduate research.
QUALIFYING AS A PSYCHOLOGIST
To become a professionally accredited psychologist, study the APAC-accredited 125-point Psychology major sequence, undertake an honours year in Psychology, then progress to a masters degree or combined masters and PhD:
- Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)
- Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
- Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) / Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) / Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Educational Psychology.
More about becoming a psychologist.
OTHER GRADUATE DEGREES
Another graduate degree you could consider is the Master of Applied Psychology (note that this is not a pathway for professional registration as a psychologist).
Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, engineering, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.
If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.
This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a health service, university, or research institute.
With the extra training needed to qualify as a registered psychologist, you could forge a rewarding career in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, community psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, organisational/industrial psychology, sports psychology, or academic psychology.
If you choose to enter the workforce after completing your undergraduate degree, you could put your psychology know-how to work in government, marketing and market research, health promotion, social research, human resources or policy development