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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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Why ECU?

Courses

Study world ready

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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If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Become World Ready

Experience Psychology at ECU.

  • ECU Psychological Services Centre building in City of Wanneroo.
    ECU Psychological Services Centre

    The ECU Psychological Services Centre is a modern training facility that provides services to the community.

  • ECU Psychological Services Centre - Waiting room.
    Modern training facility

    The ECU Psychological Services Centre provide high quality, accessible and affordable psychological services.

  • ECU Psychological Services Centre - Observation room.
    Observation facilities

    Our Trainees can provide psychological services to people experiencing stress management and burnout.

  • ECU Psychological Services Centre - Consultation room.
    Consultation facilities

    Our Trainees can provide psychological services to people experiencing anxiety, depression and emotional issues.

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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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Lecturer Madalena Grobbelaar and students discuss what they like about studying Counselling at ECU, including the ability to combine with other disciplines like Psychology.

Student
stories

  • "ECU has helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be"
    Mahendran Swominathan
    Mahendran SwominathanYouth Work student

    My study experience at ECU has been really enjoyable. The lecturers are extremely helpful, providing me with career advice as well as support within the course.

    So far, I've undertaken three work placements, and all have been valuable. Not only have they helped me put theory into practice, they’ve also helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be.

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

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

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