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Department of Psychology Community

Engage with fellow psychology students by joining MacqPsych (the official Psychology Society) and following the official Psychology Society Facebook page (@MacqPsych).

Visit the Department's official Facebook and Twitter sites for information on psychology news and events in Australia and abroad.

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE)

Macquarie’s Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) units take undergraduate students out of the lecture theatre and place them in the heart of their chosen degrees. We also offer practical work experience opportunities to students who are pursuing their postgraduate studies in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology and organisational psychology.

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Undergraduate Programs

Course Finder

Please follow this link for information about undergraduate psychology programs at Macquarie University.

Send an online course query by clicking here.

Honours in Psychology

An honours program gives you the freedom to explore a research topic outside the constraints of a normal unit of study. As an honours graduate you stand out, not only having achieved academic excellence, but also demonstrating the organisational skills and commitment necessary to take a research project through to successful completion.

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Research Training Pathways

Macquarie is renowned for excellence in interdisciplinary research and our first-class facilities. When you undertake our Higher Degree research training programs, you will have the opportunity to contribute to independent research leading to Masters and PhD degrees. For general information regarding research training at Macquarie University, click here.

Master of Research (MRes) in Psychology (Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research)

Macquarie University is the first Australian university to offer a two-year research training pathway program designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills to carry forward into a PhD in Australia or internationally.

Contact: Associate Professor Simon Boag (simon.boag@mq.edu.au)

Postgraduate Studies in Psychology (PhD & MPhil)

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Contact: Associate Professor Kevin Brooks (kevin.brooks@mq.edu.au)

Combined Research and Coursework Degrees

The combined masters/PhD in either Clinical, Clinical Neuropsychology or Organisational Psychology provides training in both doctoral level research and professional psychological practice. There is no direct admission to the combined masters/PhD degree. Candidates first require admission to the relevant master’s program. After the completion of one semester in the master’s program, candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest to the combined masters/PhD, provided they meet all of the following criteria:

Admission Requirements
  1. First Class Honours or MRES assessed at least 75, and
  2. Admission to a masters’ program with a distinction average (minimum score of 80 average) or 4 distinction grades across all 4 core 1st year semester 1 units, and
  3. The Honours thesis requires a special equivalence examination by two external examiners as per the MRES guidelines to certify that the honours thesis would normally be awarded a distinction (75) or higher.

Once confirmed that the honours thesis meets requirements, the applicant will be invited to apply for both a scholarship and admission to the masters/PhD in their discipline.

Once admitted to the masters/PhD it is not possible for a candidate to exit only with the Master’s degree.

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Human Sciences offers three combined degree programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Organisational Psychology
Length of candidature: Four years full time

All the degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the relevant colleges. It is anticipated that part-time teaching will be available to students enrolled in this program.

Information for Current Students

Department of Psychology Community

The Department of Psychology's online learning environment (iLearn) enables learning, teaching, communication and collaboration online. Login to iLearn here.

Engage with fellow psychology students by joining MacqPsych (the official Psychology Society) and following the official Psychology Society Facebook page (@MacqPsych).

Visit the Department's official Facebook and Twitter sites for information on psychology news and events in Australia and abroad.

Student Support Services and Facilities

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Unit Guides

To access the current Department of Psychology unit guides, click here.

General Course Enquiries

Send an online course query by clicking here.

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