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Graduate Diploma in Science - Psychology

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jan 2023

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

The Graduate Diploma in Science will extend the knowledge and expertise gained from your Bachelor of Science degree.

Programme overview

The GradDipSci provides you with an opportunity to choose a second major, extend the field of study you chose for your Bachelor of Science degree, or continue to learn from another discipline at undergraduate level within the Faculty of Science. The GradDipSci also provides a pathway to enter into further study at postgraduate level.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you need to pass courses totalling 120 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.

At least 75 points (five courses) must be at Stage III or above, from the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) schedules.

At least 60 points must be from a subject major listed in the Bachelor of Science schedule, and this must include the Stage III courses required for the major.

A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included if approved prior to enrolment.

Psychology:

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour.

Subject overview

Psychology is a fascinating and wide-ranging subject that varies from a scientific to more personal approach. Psychologists create theories based on data and the analysis of simple behaviour – from that observed in animals to the more complex verbal emotional responses of people. Psychology can be strongly theoretical or highly practical.

Research in the School of Psychology is focused in areas such as social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, child development, learning, and psychological and developmental disabilities. Laboratory or field work is an important part of psychology, and you will develop practical skills in these areas.

You’ll love studying Psychology if you want more understanding of how people (and sometimes animals) think, feel and behave.

Where could this programme take you?

Because science plays a vital role in addressing the key issues that confront us and future generations, studying the Sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities. If you have been away from study for a while, the GradDipSci provides an opportunity to learn about new developments in your field of expertise.

Further study options

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) and passed first-year courses in your intended specialisation.

A GPA/GPE of at least 3.0 is strongly recommended

You can still gain entry if you have gained the equivalent level of competence through work experience or a professional qualification.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

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