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Melbourne City or Bundoora
Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour.
RMIT specialises in clinical psychology, based on a cognitive-behavioural approach. All degrees are accredited by Australian Psychological Society.
RMIT’s psychology program applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems.
Your studies will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress.
Psychology studies include the principles of personality, psychopathology and social psychology as well as biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology and social psychology.
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.
Psychologists study the processes around how people think and feel. They work closely with patients to understand their mental state and how this is impacting on their behaviours.
Psychologists conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
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.
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 Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent programs recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.
Psychology is a broad field with many areas of specialisation including counselling, sport psychology, educational psychology, organisational psychology, and forensic psychology.
Psychologists work in a wide range of environments including:
- general medical practices
- community health centres
- private practice
- educational institutions
- counselling agencies
- government departments
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.
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.