Are you considering a challenging and fulfilling career in psychology? Learn more about the psychology degrees and qualifications available at RMIT, how they differ from each other, and what you can expect to learn.
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Hello. My name is Associate Professor Sophia Xenos and I'm the Discipline Leader of Psychology here at RMIT University. Today, I'm going to tell you a bit about studying psychology at RMIT and the exciting psychology programs we offer. I think that being a psychologist is one of the best jobs in the world, but maybe I'm just a little bit biased. Psychology is the science of the mind and human behavior. So in studying psychology, much of the focus is learning how people around you think and feel. Now here at RMIT, we are lucky to have a full suite of psychology programs where you can immerse yourself in psychology and gain practical experience. All of our degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, the key crediting authority for the education and training of psychologists in Australia. Our programs are world renowned and allow students to work across a variety of areas to replicate the real world experience they will need once they start their careers.
Before I start, I'd like to acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations, on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the university. RMIT respectfully acknowledges their ancestors and elders, past, present and emerging. And while we conduct our business remotely, I want to pay my respect to the wider unceded lands of this nation.
Here at RMIT university, there are currently a number of psychology undergraduate degrees. For example, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), and the Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology. Within each of these degrees, the emphasis is on the real world application of psychology. And within your psychology degrees, your studies will include subjects such as the biological basis of behavior, including brain behavior relationships, sensation, perception, and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition, emotion, motivation, as well as other subjects such as personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.
Now, these undergraduate psychology degrees that RMIT offers provide you with a strong, theoretical and practical skill emphasis. And the degrees include structured classes with both online and face to face components. There's also a big emphasis within each of these degrees on blended learning, which enables students to choose whether to attend realtime class or to do self directed learning and activities.
The ATAR for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) is 60.8. First year is at the Bundoora campus, and then second and third year students transition into the City campus.
Whichever undergraduate psychology degree you choose to undertake, the psychology cost structure is the same. And all the degrees enable you to progress into the honors program. What differs between the degrees is the other subjects you do around the psychology subjects. So for example, you can see here, the dark blue are the courses that all of the undergraduate psychology degrees share, such as Foundations of Psychology and Principles of Psychology, and the gray squares are what makes each of the degrees unique. So for example, if you undertake the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), you can, in addition to the dark blue squares, you can also immerse yourself in psychology and do a double major in psychology. Do as many psychology subjects as you want to within that degree.
If you do the psychology and criminology degree, you can do a combination of psychology and criminology subjects. All of the psychology courses within each of these undergraduate psychology degrees are upgraded with the latest concepts and real world examples. And indeed we have many brand new psychology courses to expand your horizons. Alongside the undergraduate psychology degrees, we also have the Honors of Psychology and the Master of Clinical Psychology.
Students who undertake the Master of Clinical Psychology here at RMIT, have the opportunity to undertake work at the psychology clinic, which is part of the RMIT Health Clinic. This is a purpose built facility designed to assist students with their educational training and really to prepare them for independent practice and to meet registration requirements. And the clinic offers a range of traditional and evidence-based affordable health services to RMIT staff, students and the public, that are performed by supervised senior students under the supervision of registered practitioners. The services provided here at the clinic include psychology, chiropractic, Chinese medicine and osteopathy.
And here you can se an excellent profile of a past student of ours, Jamie Ung, who has completed his Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology and aspires to pursue his Masters in Clinical Psychology.
RMIT University also puts a strong emphasis on industry connections, and that also applies to the Bachelor of Psychology degree. Indeed, all of the undergraduate psychology degrees provide students with an opportunity to liaise with industry, whether it be through a research project or to actually complete an industry project or placement. For example, this coming semester, our students will be working with Metro to assist that organization with some of the challenges they're currently facing as a result of COVID.
Alongside industry connections, RMIT also provides global opportunities for our students. For example, RMIT has partnerships with 215 universities around the world. What this means is that a student may choose to undertake a semester of study at another university, which can be recognized as part of their undergraduate psychology degree.
As a graduate of the psychology degree, you can work in many areas, including organizational management, health, sports, cross cultural studies, counseling, HR, and working with people with disabilities. If you want to register as a psychologist, you will of course need to undertake some additional study. And here at RMIT, we have the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours), and the Master of Clinical Psychology.
Please do pay attention to some important dates if you're considering a 2021 enrollment, such as the orientation between the 22nd to the 26th of February, and classes beginning on the 1st of March.
And let me end by saying thank you for taking the time to learn about our fantastic, globally recognized psychology programs here at RMIT University. For more information about how to study psychology at RMIT, please check our website or call Study at RMIT on 9925 2260. Take care, stay safe and well, and above all, have a lovely day.
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