Study Psychology at UniSA

Study Psychology at UniSA

* The only university in SA to have all of its assessed Psychology research rated above World Standard, Excellence in Research Australia 2015.

Gain in-depth knowledge of human behaviour that will prepare you to make a real impact on people and communities.

Psychology is both a science and a profession. It explores the psychological phenomena of human and animal behaviour and uses the scientific method to explore the nature of behaviour and social interactions.

UniSA is the only university in the state which allows students to study both disciplines at an undergraduate level. Offering a rich learning environment in psychology, the School is an academic centre of excellence within the beautiful surrounds of Magill campus.

UniSA offers a range of undergraduate degrees including the Bachelor of Psychological Science which provides students with an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychology; the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program which develops advanced knowledge and skills in psychology and is also the pre-requisite for postgraduate study in the field; the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Cognitive Neuroscience) program which focuses on the study of the relationship between the brain and behaviour; and the new Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills) , which is specifically designed for students who wish to study both psychology and counselling in depth.

Students are taught by academic staff with strong research credentials who are in the forefront of psychological research.


Hear from our students


Amanda Santamaria
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

‘I have been presented with so many rewarding experiences as a part of this degree. I have undertaken many subjects that have sparked interest and passion, which in turn has led me to be involved in mentoring new students, facilitating international student discussion groups, and achieving a Summer Scholarship at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.’

Career opportunities

• Psychology
• Protective Services
• Community Services & Counselling
• Behavioural Ecology
• Youth Work
• Human Resources
• Marketing
• Policy and Research

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