Psychology prepares graduates for a range of exciting careers that require superior problem-solving, critical thinking and understanding of human behaviour, such...Read more
Psychology prepares graduates for a range of exciting careers that require superior problem-solving, critical thinking and understanding of human behaviour, such as:
human resource management
advertising and marketing
evaluation and applied research
mental health services
family and social services
public and private sector management
juvenile justice and corrective services
residential care worker
private sector administration and management
With further study, graduates can be employed in areas such as:
Clinical psychology—specialising in the assessment, treatment and prevention of a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems.
Health psychology—learning skills in illness prevention and treatment in public health settings.
Organisational psychology—applying knowledge of human behaviour to the enhancement of organisational effectiveness, productivity and individual wellbeing.
Clinical neuropsychology—specialising in the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders associated with dysfunction of brain processes or head injury.
Counselling psychology—helping individuals, families and other groups with issues related to personal wellbeing, interpersonal relationships, work, recreation, health and crisis management.
Educational psychology—working within schools or the public service.
Sport and exercise psychology—helping individuals and teams develop the skills needed to enhance performance and enjoyment when participating in physical activity.
Research/academic psychology—applying skills to the advancement and communication of knowledge relating to psychology.
Geropsychology—applying practical knowledge of primary prevention strategies, clinical intervention and rehabilitation for older people.
A minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a ...Read more
A minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia. The six-year sequence at the University of Adelaide begins with the three-year Bachelor of Psychological Science, then the one-year Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), and then with a two-year Master of Psychology or combined four-year PhD/ Master of Psychology. On successful completion of a Masters of Psychology degree, a graduate may apply to the Psychology Board of Australia and register as a psychologist.
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