Psychologists seek to understand how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. They focus on the complexities of human behaviour how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture affect behaviour and seek to provide strategies that can help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. This prestigious course prepares you for a career in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or organisational psychology. It involves three years of accredited undergraduate study followed by an honours year in which you complete a research thesis and advanced coursework units. This enables you to apply for entry to a professional masters course focused on your career of choice. KEY FEATURES This highly respected course prepares you for entry into the psychology profession or higher degree research. You'll be taught by academics who are international experts in their field. In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience in a professional or community setting that's relevant to psychology. You're guaranteed a place in the honours program if you achieve the criteria for admission into the honours year. ACCREDITATION This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to pursue further study in the profession of psychology or a higher research degree. SUITABLE FOR If you are analytical and inquisitive, and are interested in pursuing further graduate study in psychology. Continuation with the honours year is subject to meeting honours admission requirements. Should a student not meet honours requirements, they will graduate with a BA or BSc ofPsychology. After the fourth year, a further two years postgraduate training or supervised experience is required for registration as a psychologist. Macquarie University offers the following: Two-year postgraduate masters degree in: Clinical Psychology , Clinical Neuropsychology or Organisational Psychology One year Master of Professional Psychology : skills and practicum training for the final year of supervised internship prior to registration Candidates who wish to continue with higher research degree are admitted to the 2nd year of the Master of Research program upon completion of psychology honours. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS Career opportunities are largely determined by the level of academic training with options available in: Business areas such as: human resources, training or marketing Educational institutions as a research assistant or report writer Employment in psychology related areas (But not under the title of "Psychologist"") Family or community based organisations Government departments and agencies Health Services organisations EMPLOYERS Australian Institute of Criminology Centrelink Department of Community Services NSW Health Rehabilitation Centres Psychological research projects
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||4 years|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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