Welcome to the School of Psychology

Whatever career you pursue, a background in psychology will enhance your employability.

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Ranked #30 in the world and 2nd in Australia

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Leading school in Australia

We attract more per capita research funding than any other school of psychology.

Most Employable Students

UNSW placed in the AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards in 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023.

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Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is a broad field that includes brain-behaviour relationships, the processes of perceiving, learning, memory and thinking, the assessment of abilities and attitudes, the origins of personality and emotional states, and the nature and effects of social interactions with others.

Research & impact

Research strengths

We partner with many external agencies that are involved in the provision of psychological services in Sydney and provide staff and students with purpose-built, well-equipped facilities. Explore our research strengths to learn more about our expertise and your opportunities for research.

Research tools

Learn more about some of the research tools developed at the School of Psychology.

Research resources

Find out more about our test library, ethics and SONA resources, the Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery and the UNSW Salivary Bioscience Research Centre.

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