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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It's a multifaceted discipline that includes many sub-fields of study, like human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Got you thinking?

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You can study many of our undergraduate Psychology, Social Science, Youth Work and Counselling courses online, allowing you to balance work and/or family responsibilities with being a student.

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ECU Psychological Services Centre - Waiting room.
ECU Psychological Services Centre

ECU postgrad psychology students gain real world experience at the ECU Psychological Services Centre which provides affordable services to the community.

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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Student
stories

  • "This is the kind of learning environment that pushes people to really think about things!"
    Rebecca Bayliss

    Rebecca Baylis

    Bachelor of Psychological Science student

    I did a lot of research before deciding on ECU. I wanted to make sure that I would be attending a university that fit with my personality, had a stellar reputation, and would give me the best opportunities post-graduation.

    I scoured each university’s website, attended open days, and visited student information centres to speak to representatives face-to-face. ECU checked all the boxes for me. In my opinion, it has the best Psychology program in WA.

    As a student, you can never really foresee the things that end up making all the difference. The lecturers at ECU are phenomenal. Nobody is too busy to answer a question or set up a meeting to get assignment feedback and it’s just obvious that they care about the things they are teaching. The level of participation and discussion in my classes is amazing – this is the kind of learning environment that pushes people to really think about things!

  • "Being able to work on The Innocence Project drew me to ECU"
    Georgia Williams

    Georgia Williams

    ECU Psychology, Criminology and Justice graduate

    ECU's Psychology and Criminology course offered units no other universities offered, including The Innocence Project. This hands-on project allows us to investigate real cases of alleged wrongful conviction. It has been extremely beneficial to work on this in teams, and use practical skills.

    The facilities are excellent and being able to study online is very helpful and convenient. This allowed me to continue my course when I moved interstate temporarily.

    The lecturers I had were fantastic; all friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. The entire study experience at ECU has been rewarding, enjoyable and has helped me grow as a person.

  • "I chose Psychological Science because of the flexible course options"
    Julianne Jayasekera

    Julianne Jayasekera

    Bachelor of Psychological Science student

    ECU has, in my opinion, the best Psychology related courses. There are no predetermined majors/minors so you can pick from the whole of the Arts and Humanities sector.

    My experience at ECU has been great so far. Both the staff and students are open and friendly.

    The lecturers are also really helpful and that has especially helped me during assignment periods. Their knowledge in their fields makes the lectures really interesting and I like the fact that they usually incorporate humour or real life experiences and anecdotes into their classes.

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