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Psychology explores the science of the mind and human nature. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour.
RMIT’s psychology program applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems.
As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The program is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.
To register as a psychologist, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent programs recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.
You'll study these foundation areas:
- biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness
- theories of learning, memory and cognition (including theories of intelligence)
- theories of emotion, motivation and stress.
You will also study these principles of psychology:
- social psychology.
You'll study biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology and social psychology.
The third year includes philosophy and methodology of psychology, psychological assessment and individual differences, psychology in society and organisations, psychopathology and models of intervention, and a research project.
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council elective examples:
- Cross-cultural and Organisational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Psychology of Gender
- Health and Sport Psychology
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65% (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.