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Psychology and cognitive science

When you study psychology and cognitive science at Macquarie, you’ll expand your thinking and your employment potential. We offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to learning – an approach that better prepares you for life and your career. 

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Deciphering the operations of the mind and brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges facing human society in the 21st century.

At Macquarie you’ll learn from world-class experts to acquire strong research skills in fields including neuroscience, psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, biology and anthropology.

Potential careers:

  • medical researcher
  • physician
  • software engineer
  • web developer
  • healthcare worker
  • data scientist
  • marketer
  • science communicator or journalist
  • technical writer or publisher
  • information technology analyst

Discover the workings of the mind and brain with Cognitive and Brain Sciences. You'll build skills across neuroscience, psychology, computer science and more.

Psychologists seek to understand behaviour and the mind.

Macquarie’s prestigious programs are taught by international experts, preparing you for a career in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, or organisational psychology.

Potential careers:

  • registered or endorsed psychologist
  • clinical psychologist (with further study)
  • clinical neuropsychologist (with further study)
  • organisational psychologist (with further study)
  • human resources professional
  • marketer
  • researcher
  • educator
  • health services worker
Learn from international experts, and prepare for practice in specialist fields such as clinical and organisational psychology when you study at Macquarie.

Explore the mind, brain and behaviour with leading thinkers and world-class facilities

Employability

Flexible study options

Flexible study options

At Macquarie you have the freedom to combine almost any fields of study, giving you a more diverse skill set and expanding your career options. From 2020, you can join your psychology or cognitive science degree with any of our 50+ undergraduate degrees.

Industry relevant courses

Industry relevant courses

Our psychology and cognitive sciences courses are designed to equip you with a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that enhances your employment potential.

#1 in Sydney for overall employability in psychology (QILT 2017)

#1 in Sydney for overall employability in psychology (QILT 2017)

Access a variety of psychology clinics based on campus

Access a variety of psychology clinics based on campus

Top 100 in the world for Psychology (QS rankings by subject, 2019)

Top 100 in the world for Psychology (QS rankings by subject, 2019)

Practical learning

Real-world, hands-on experience

Real-world, hands-on experience

Our programs help you transition from the classroom to the workplace. Macquarie’s award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) units offer you opportunities for real industry experience as part of your degree.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

Macquarie is home to first-class facilities including a Simulation Hub, an eight-camera motion capture lab, purpose-built psychology clinics and clinical skills training centre, a perception lab and neuropharmacology labs.

What our students say

Isaac Dunn

Isaac Dunn

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

"Macquarie’s impressive reputation for graduate employability and the practical experience it offers, give students the skills for the jobs of the future. And Macquarie’s facilities – such as the Simulation Hub, Australian Hearing Hub and Psychology Clinic – provide students with the resources and experience we need to be clinicians who can positively contribute to the problems of tomorrow."

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