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Everything we do in life is connected to psychology. Defined as the study of the human mind and behaviour, psychology plays a number of important roles in modern society. Having an understanding of human behaviour will give you an edge in a variety of careers, including human resources, law, education and social work.

Through this course, you’ll get exposure to a wide range of fundamental psychological concepts, as well as to more specialised areas such as child psychology, neuropsychology, social and personality psychology, cognition and perception, and psychopathology.


Key features


  • One of our largest undergraduate programs, this course provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in psychology-related areas.
  • Our flexibility allows you to study psychology as well as other units from across the University.
  • Skills gained in the collection, evaluation and critical analysis of data will enhance your employment opportunities in all fields and industries.
  • In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience in a professional or community setting that's relevant to psychology.

Specific minimum requirements:

The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this degree


  • Introduction to Psychology I 
  • Required PSYC105 Introduction to Psychology II


  • Social and Personality Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biopsychology and Learning
  • Cognitive Processes I
  • Perception I
  • Design and Statistics II 


  • Psychological Science: Putting Theory into Practice
  • Principles of Psychological Assessment 

To be eligible to apply to Macquarie University for an undergraduate program, you must have one of the following:

  • A recognised secondary (high school) qualification
  • A recognised University Foundation course
  • A recognised two or three year Diploma
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Assumed knowledge

  • Recommended: Knowledge of mathematics (HSC Mathematics, or international equivalent)

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


The university offers scholarships to students to address financial need or hardship, academic excellence, sporting achievement and in recognition of outstanding character. It can also provide financial assistance with loans and grants to students who have difficulty with basic living expenses and help with fees. Each year Macquarie University awards around $2.5 million in scholarships, most of which are given on the basis of financial need or other hardship. 

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 21.3 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.3 k / Year(s)
Deadline: May 31, 2023 301–350 place StudyQA ranking: 1969 You need IELTS certificate