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Melbourne City or Bundoora
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.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, and group discussions. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The program involves a research project where you work one-on-one with staff on staff-initiated research projects.
You will also have the option of completing a 15-day industry placement.
As a graduate of the psychology program, you can work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working with people with disabilities, research, training, market research and with further study, teaching.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The psychology major in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) is a partial requirement for membership of the Australian Psychological Society.
It is also a partial requirement for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, subject to further study or clinical practice.
This program has been accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council until 2017.
Program and course information
Explore the human mind
Pursue a career using your understanding of human behaviour, or undertake further study to become a psychologist.