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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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Become World Ready

Experience Psychology at ECU.

  • 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 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 - 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

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

  • "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.

  • "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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