RSP offers a comprehensive suite of undergraduate and honours courses, and a thriving postgraduate program at each of Masters, and PhD levels. The clinical program is high quality and the demand for places is strong.

For success students need to understand the human mind and behaviour, know how to conduct and interpret research and be able to work together to solve problems.

An ANU psychology degree opens up a range of career pathways. Students go on to forge successful careers in a range of fields and contexts, such as research, management consulting, human resources, marketing, social marketing and public relations, public policy, child development and welfare, health and human services, education, counselling and clinical practice.

At ANU students gain a comprehensive understanding of core areas of Psychology and develop practical skills that underpin career success, such as better understanding people and how they function, communication skills, critical thinking and analytical skills.

Undergraduate degrees

A degree in psychology gives you the knowledge and skills to find answers to some fundamental questions about the human brain, mind and behaviour. Psychology at ANU can be studied as an individual unit, as a minor or through double degree pathways.

Special topics

Special Topics courses are small, research-intensive courses that allow you to extend yourself in a particular area of Psychology. The courses are typically research-only courses in which you will work with a Psychology staff member on a research project.

Honours year

Honours takes your learning and skills to the next step: it provides a crucial advantage in the graduate job market and enables you to enter Masters and PhD programs.

Postgraduate studies / Clinical Psychology program

Our Master of Clinical Psychology provides a basic professional qualification in clinical psychology and prepares you to practise clinical psychology in a range of settings such as hospitals, community health centres and private practice.

Our research degrees including PhDs in research and clinical psychology allow you to focus on an area of research such as behaviour neuroscience, clinical psychology or applied organisational psychology.  The PhD (Clinical Psychology) includes the Master of Clinical Psychology as well as an independent research project.

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