Psychology students running trials at Westbury Maze.

Why study psychology?

Many professions include psychology concepts in their training programs and day-to-day work, and contemporary employers are now seeking to hire staff with skillsets in psychology in a whole range of areas, including criminal justice, marketing, and HR.

Our courses give you valuable skills in critical thinking, data gathering and analysis.

To make sure we’re at the forefront of psychology developments, we have created an extensive program of innovative research with a focus on areas including cognitive and clinical neuroscience, developmental and community psychology, and psychology in legal settings.

Studying with our expert psychology academics, you will get the right skills to solve problems and help others.

  • Start your journey to a career as a psychologist with our Bachelor of Psychological Science.
  • Get a qualification that can lead to multiple careers and give you an edge in management roles.
  • Learn from our world-leading psychology researchers.

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

Loene Howes
PhD Candidate

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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 opportunities

A psychology qualification provides excellent skills to pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Counselling
  • Human resource management
  • Employment and training services
  • Community health and welfare
  • Health services support
  • Probation and parole services
  • Family and child services
  • Policy and planning
  • Research careers
  • Social work