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Bachelor of Psychological Science University of Newcastle - UON

4.25 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Psychological Science covers a wide range of subject areas. In your first year you will examine the influences on behaviour and personality plus the mechanisms of behaviour such as emotions, perception, learning and memory. Second year expands on these topics to include areas of the biological basis of behaviour, while in third year you will study core topics in more depth. Throughout the degree you will learn about:
research methodology
cognition and information processing
social psychology and personality
clinical and abnormal behaviour
perceptual processes and learning theory
developmental psychology

Professionals in the field of psychology work in a large range of areas.

If you want to practise as a clinical psychologist you will need to complete...

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Additional Information

Our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses offer psychology labs that are stocked with equipment to enhance your practical ski...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Psychological Science University of Newcastle - UON based on 4 reviews
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August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The subject matters are fascinating to me. I'm learning things about human behaviour and cognition that i never would have imagined. A lot of things I learn make other things in life make a lot more sense, in terms of the way people act and how I/others feel about certain things. It constantly teaches me things tha...

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July 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: The lectures so far have been very approachable and they try to make the lectures interesting and put in effort to engage with the students which makes going to class enjoyable.

Negatives: I was not expecting the Psychology degree to include this much mathematical content which is required for a number of Statis...

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April 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: Appeals to such a large dynamic of people and there as so many different career opportunities so a very useful degree for a range of careers one may want to pursue

Negatives: Very competitive if you plan to continue on to become a registered psychologist, some topics can be difficult for some people

My advice...

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April 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: It’s just so interesting, you learn about how the mind works and what makes people do what they do

Negatives: It’s hard

My advice to future students is: STUDY and read your text book chapter before each lecture

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