Student life & resources

Explore your passion for understanding the human condition. Equip yourself with an advanced knowledge of psychological science. You’ll be challenged to think critically about key aspects of human behaviour.

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At the School of Psychology, we're committed to advancing psychological research and training the next generation of experts and clinicians. We engage with industry, government, non-profit and community sectors to answer some of the most complex questions about the brain and human behaviour. 


Our long-standing partnerships support our students to be career ready in a range of sectors and industries. Engage with us and leverage our research facilities and purpose-built laboratories to create business success stories and improve lives. 

We invite you to collaborate with our network of outstanding academics, alumni and students to link ground-breaking research with real-life applications. 


All students should use the program sample guides and handbook to ensure you meet all course requirements.
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Deepen your knowledge of approaches, perspectives and traditions in psychology and undertake a significant research project in your honours.

Student guide

The School of Psychology Student Guide contains important information on university and school policies, and should be read by all psychology students.
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Postgraduate coursework

Resources for current postgraduate coursework students.

Postgraduate research

Resources for current Higher Degree Research students.

Peer mentoring program

Peer mentoring aims to help first year students studying psychology settle into student life. You’ll be mentored by third year psychology students. Get to know other students and expand your social network.

Health & safety for students

The aim of health and safety at UNSW is ‘Harm to Zero.’ Our processes help create healthy and safe working and learning environments for all members of our community.

School Colloquium Series 

The School of Psychology Colloquium Series will be held in Room 1616 Mathews Building on Friday's at 1pm. Please check the schedule for updated information.

Student testimonials

Current students and alumni share their experiences studying in the School of Psychology. Read their testimonials and be inspired to start your own story.

Bachelor of Psychology
"Studying Psychology at UNSW over the past 4 years has been a highly rewarding experience. Initially, I chose psychology because I was interested in understanding the “whys” that underlie human behaviour. Throughout my degree not only have I been able to learn much about the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of behaviour, but I have also gained hands on experience in research discovering some of these “whys” for myself." 
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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
"Since a young age, my aspirations have always been geared towards a profession that involved communicating with and helping others. My later decision to undertake studies within psychology and potentially help the psychological needs of my community came with an important decision; which institution would provide the best prospect for my tertiary education?" 
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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Major in Psychology

"I chose UNSW because it's a well-recognised university and a university consistently rated with high quality teaching. I appreciated UNSW’s forward thinking, demonstrated by the numerous construction projects for new buildings. With a significant proportion of international students, UNSW also provides an opportunity to build friendships with people from a variety of backgrounds. To this day, I still remember the phenomenal atmosphere I experienced when I first visited UNSW on Info Day." 
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