At the School of Psychology we do four main things :
Undergraduate training in the science of psychology
Professional postgraduate training in clinical psychology (Master of Clinical Psych, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), PhD in Clinical Psychology) which includes psychological services through the ANU Psychology Clinic
Some things that make us different from some other Australian psychology departments :
We are a leading research centre in three areas :
the connection between cognitive psychology and perception and
the connection between clinical psychology and health
Despite having an excellent research reputation, in terms of student numbers we are a small department compared to psychology departments at the other research intensive universities (we have 40 fourth year students; one other (large) department has 160).
We select our Honours students on the basis of their performance in psychology courses at the University level (not on the basis of how they did at School).
We devote a lot of resources to small group teaching compared to those in most other Universities, all of our small group classes from 1st year to 3rd year have a maximum size of 20 students per class.
We take a high proportion of both internal and external applicants into our fourth year program.
Our small size and high quality of our staff means that we can do things that a lot of other departments cannot (e.g. Special Topics courses, field trips to Kioloa, summer research scholarships.