Graduate Diploma in Psychology

1 year full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 061720G

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Laura Shang, Graduate Diploma in Psychology, (2017)

Why did you decide to study the Graduate Diploma in Psychology?

"I decided to study this course because I wanted to change careers to pursue one in psychology. At the time, I was working at a media agency studying consumer behaviour, and I discovered I wanted to use my interest in psychology for more than advertising. I also didn’t want to go through another 3-year undergraduate degree, so this course was a great option because it condenses those 3 years into 1."

What do you like most about your course and what skills has it helped your develop?

"I like the fact that the course covers a wide range of areas in psychology, including personality, cognition, and psychopathology. It helped me discover which areas of psychology I am most interested in pursuing for honours and my career.

The course has helped me to think critically about research papers, statistical inferences and psychological theories in general. It really teaches you to not take information at face value."

What have been the highlights of your time at the University of Melbourne?

"One highlight of my time here has been being able to immerse myself in the world of psychology. I get to learn from and discuss with peers, lecturers and tutors; I can access online databases that provide me with thousands of research papers and therapy videos to learn from; I am able to volunteer and participate in the many research studies run by university students and academics.

Another highlight of my time here has been being able to meet other people that share my enthusiasm for psychology. It has allowed me to develop fulfilling friendships that challenge my thinking and provide me with the much-needed support to tackle university life!"

Mui Kee, Graduate Diploma in Psychology, (2017)

Researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute 

What do you like most about the Graduate Diploma in Psychology?

"I like the comprehensiveness and scope of coverage in my course. It has helped me sharpen my critical thinking ability, scientific writing style, and developed a penchant for intellectual curiosity."

What inspires you?

"The possibility of one day being able to re-generate (through medications or bionic means) and reverse the effects of neuronal death in brain injured patients, inspires me to get out of bed and being excited about my life every day."

What do you hope to do after graduation?

"To commence the Master of Biomedical Sciences at University of Melbourne (studying Traumatic Brain Injury)."

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