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Study how people behave, think and feel.

In this major, you'll explore topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

Highlights

30 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Behaviour therapist
  • Mental health social worker
  • Mental health practitioner
  • Human resources officer
  • Human resources manager
  • Community engagement consultant
  • Change and communications specialist

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$53K–$87K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$40K–$85K

compared.edu.au

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This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Social and Organisational Psychology
  • The Brain and Behavioural Sciences

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