Undergraduate Studies in Psychology

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Accredited undergraduate sequence

Over the course of the undergraduate sequence, you will develop a deep understanding of psychology that will set you up for future research or clinical postgraduate studies. You will learn research skills from your first year that will build in later years to give you the best foundation and depth of expertise needed to interpret and understand behaviour. 

In second year you will study the core units of psychology covering biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Third year contains a capstone unit consolidating your knowledge of psychology and electives that expose you to the intricacies of the field.

The psychology sequence is designed to build constantly on your knowledge through research-led teaching and by emphasising the impact of research in practice.

Course Description

Psychology is intellectually fascinating and has direct application to everyday life. It can be studied in a number of different ways as part of six degrees offered at the University of Melbourne.

You can choose to study psychology in one of three ways:

  • An accredited 125 point major sequence
  • An unaccredited 75 point minor sequence
  • As individual subjects of study

By offering multiple options of study, you have the flexibility to tailor your study according to your academic interests.

Options for studying psychology as an undergraduate student:

A full list of the University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees can be found on this page. For more information on breadth subjects click here.

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