Graduate Diploma in Psychology 20 months Postgraduate Program By The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) |Top Universities
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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

As a science, psychology is concerned with the study of behaviour and its underlying mental and neural processes. The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides students who have already been awarded a bachelor degree with the opportunity to gain an accredited Psychology sequence (the equivalent of an UG Psychology degree for accreditation purposes) in under two years part-time. You will develop critical thinking and skills in analysis and research methods and gain an integrated and comprehensive education in the main discipline areas, including developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological, abnormal psychology and research methods.

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

As a science, psychology is concerned with the study of behaviour and its underlying mental and neural processes. The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides students who have already been awarded a bachelor degree with the opportunity to gain an accredited Psychology sequence (the equivalent of an UG Psychology degree for accreditation purposes) in under two years part-time. You will develop critical thinking and skills in analysis and research methods and gain an integrated and comprehensive education in the main discipline areas, including developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological, abnormal psychology and research methods.

Admission requirements

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For entry into this program, you must hold either:

  • an Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
  • a higher university qualification (Graduate Diploma or above)

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to UNSW Sydney also apply.

Students may apply for recognition of prior knowledge if they’ve completed courses that are equivalent of PSYC5001 and PSYC5002. If students have completed these introductory courses as part of their prior degree, they may apply to have this counted as prior knowledge and will not be required to complete these units.

Please note that UNSW graduates holding a bachelor's degree in Psychology or Psychology major are not eligible to apply. 

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