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There are several ways you can study Psychology at the University of Sydney.

Download the Psychology Study information guide for details of the options available to you.

The psychology program consists of 10 psychology units of study studied over the course of three years, which are required to proceed to an honours year (which is one of the steps on the path to becoming a registered psychologist).

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About this program

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this program

The psychology program is designed to both meet the requirements for accreditation so that students can engage in further training to become registered and practicing psychologists AND/OR to engage in higher degree research in one or more of the areas of Psychological Science.

Requirements for completion

A program in psychology requires 60 credit points, consisting of:

(i) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(ii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iii) A 48 credit point major in Psychological Sciences. Note that the above units must be taken in addition to those chosen in the major.

Courses that offer this program

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Units of study in this program

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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