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Discover the science of people when you study psychology at the University of Canberra. With a focus on how people think, feel and behave you will learn how to use science to understand human behaviour leading to a range of careers.

Throughout your studies you’ll learn from highly qualified academic staff who bring years of experience, a breadth of knowledge, and enthusiasm to help you succeed in your future career.

Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree will equip you with transferable skills that are highly sought after in the workforce. All students in this degree will have work-integrated learning experience, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge in a variety of settings.

Pursue further study in our Honours, Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology to develop effective clinical skills and acquire the professional qualities of self-evaluation, scepticism, and curiosity that provide the basis for a scientific perspective and effective clinical practice.

Professional recognition

Our courses are fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Career opportunities

Study psychology to work in a variety of roles and settings.

  • Behavioural science
  • Community health
  • Counselling
  • Disability support
  • Health and welfare
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Media
  • Policy and research
  • Psychologist (requires post-graduate study)
  • Public relations
  • Forensic psychology


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Dr Ananthan AmbikairajahLecturer
Dr Rowena BeechamSenior Lecturer
Assoc Prof Tricia Brown Associate Professor
Prof Douglas BoerProfessor
Dr Dean BuckmasterSenior Lecturer
Assoc Prof Petra BuergeltAssociate Professor
Dr Dimity CrispSenior Lecturer
Dr Janie Busby GrantSenior Lecturer
Dr Andrew FloodSenior Lecturer
Assoc Prof Amanda GeorgeAssociate Professor
Assoc Prof Phil KavanaghDiscipline Lead, Associate Professor
Dr Sally KeltySenior Lecturer
Dr Vivienne LewisAssistant Professor
Dr James NeillAssistant Professor
Dr Caroline NgSenior  Lecturer
Dr Léan O’BrienSenior Lecturer
Dr Carly PymontAssociate Lecturer
Prof Debra RickwoodProfessor
Assoc Prof Jeroen van BoxtelAssociate Professor
Dr Clare WatsfordSenior Lecturer