Why study psychology?

The study of psychology can have a broad and significant impact on daily life, business, education and health.

You can study psychology within a diverse range of courses, choosing to learn and understand it in depth or as a way of complementing your study in another area.

Psychology can be studied as a major in our flagship Bachelor of Psychological Science degree, with pathways to masters degrees including Clinical Psychology. Flexible degree structures in Arts and Science can also make it possible to major in Psychology as part of a complementary, cross-discipline focus.

The University has an extensive program of innovative research in psychology, particularly in the areas of cognitive and clinical neuroscience, and more recently, in areas of applied psychology, including neuropsychology, health, developmental and community psychology, and psychology in legal settings.

I think that UTAS really is the best place to be doing this (psychology) research, because UTAS is quite unique.

Loene Howes
PhD Candidate

Careers in psychology

The skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies in psychology – understanding human behaviour, skills in research methods, reporting and communication – are skills that can be applied to a number of different careers.

Psychology graduates work in a wide array of occupations and professions such as marketing, business, advertising, criminal justice, education, public affairs, health services, human resources, and numerous other areas.

Many students use psychology as an important part of their skill set and work in a wide range of occupations and professions, such as counselling, marketing, business, advertising, criminal justice, education, public affairs, health services, human resources, and numerous other areas.

Career options

  • Aged, family and child services
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community health and welfare
  • Counselling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Employment and training services
  • Health Services
  • Health services support (eg/ drug and alcohol, cancer support, disability, rehabilitation)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and market research
  • Policy and planning
  • Professional Psychology
  • Probation and parole services
  • Public Affairs
  • Research careers
  • Social work
  • Teaching

What's next?