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Psychology and social sciences

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Learn all about the diversity of human experience, how to engage with people effectively and gain useful skills to positively impact the lives of others.

With the challenges we currently face, there has never been a more relevant time to study psychology and social sciences. At UniSC you'll gain access to world-leading research from UniSC's Thompson Institute, the opportunity to work with patients under supervision on placement, and five-star rated teaching*. Our graduates are in high demand, and we're ranked No. 1 for graduate starting salary in Queensland*.

Explore our degrees in psychology and social sciences and start down the rewarding and fascinating path of supporting others.

*Good Universities Guide 2022
*Ranked No.1 in Qld for graduate starting salary in Social Work, Good Universities Guide 2022.

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Add one year for an Honours Degree

This program is 'End-on honours' which means one year of study, in addition to your bachelor degree and meeting the entry requirements.

I became fascinated by psychological research during my recovery from my own lived experience of mental illness. I've been really interested in many of the different areas of psychology that I’ve been studying and I have a strong passion for research, but I’m keeping an open mind about where my study takes me.

Kiarra Lynch

Bachelor of Psychology
(Honours) student

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