Psychology is the science that studies closely on behaviour and the mind. Most particularly, they study the brain and its properties, and how does properties drive behavioural impulses and emotions, then attempt to gauge them within the impacts upon reality. This can be applied in different sectors depending on which disciple you focus on, like counseling, psychiatry, consumer behaviour studies for business, and even animal psychology.
In Australia, the general requirements to become a psychologist is to either:
- Possess a postgraduate degree in psychology
- Or go through two years of supervised postgraduate experience with a registered psychologist
Based on JobOutlook, the prospects for aspiring psychologists are very promising. As data shows that the number of people working as psychologists and psychotherapists enhanced steadily over the past 5 years, and is projected to continue growing for the next 5 years. With 37,500 jobs in 2018 to 48,800 by 2023.
If you want to come back to Malaysia to start your psychology career, then you are in luck! The requirements to become a psychologist in Malaysia is to have a masters in psychology.
Based on StudyMalaysia, the demand for psychologists and psychiatrists in hospitals and clinics in Malaysia. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has expressed concerns for the shortage of psychologists in this nation. Furthermore, psychologists are incredibly versatile and can apply their skills in different industries, like human resources, counseling, development, education, marketing and advertising, media, etc.
A Few Different Principles of Psychology
The knowledge of physiological, genetics and development of behavior in humans.
Assesses and treats psychological disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.
Tracking individuals within their lifespan such as in career development and health consultation.
Studies human development since their infant stage to adulthood such as development of languages, motor skills and personalities.
The knowledge of the human learning process and using them to improve educational curriculum and activities
Forensic / Law Psychology
Researches crimes, legal principles and criminal behaviors as a pillar to the justice system.
The knowledge of thought, feeling and behavior of individuals and how they are influenced by the presence of other human beings.
Typical Psychology Classes You May Encounter:
- General Psychology
- History of Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Physiological Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Personality Psychology
Recommended Universities to Study Psychology:
This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Psychology programs. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:
- High enrolment rate in the program
- High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
- High employment rate
And finally, both undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology degrees will be listed:
QS World Ranking: 22
|Bachelor of Psychology||AUD $46,080|
|Bachelor of Psychological Science||AUD $46,080|
|Master of Psychology (Clinical)||AUD $43,200|
|Master of Psychology (Forensic)||AUD $43,530|
2. The University of Queensland
QS World Ranking: 23
|Bachelor of Psychological Science||AUD $37,760|
|Bachelor of Science (Major in Psychology)||AUD $44,736|
|Master of Business Psychology||AUD $46,720|
|Master of Clinical Psychology||AUD $42,656|
|Master of Counseling||AUD $27,536|
|Master of Mental Health||AUD $33,376|
|Master of Mental Health Nursing||AUD $33,376|
|Master of Organisational Psychology||AUD $42,656|
|Master of Psychology||AUD $42,656|
3. The University of Sydney
QS World Ranking: 26
|Bachelor of Psychology||AUD $48,500|
|Bachelor of Science (Major in Psychological Science)||AUD $48,500|
|Master of Clinical Psychology||AUD $49,000|
|Master of Science in Coaching Psychology||AUD $49,000|
|Master of Brain and Mind Sciences||AUD $49,000|
4. The University of Western Australia
QS World Ranking: 42
|Bachelor of Science||Psychology (Double Major)||AUD $37,800|
|Psychology in Society|
|Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology||AUD $23,900|
|Master of Business Psychology||AUD $23,899|
5. Monash University
QS World Ranking: 48
|Bachelor of Science||Psychology||AUD $48,500|
|Bachelor of Arts||Psychology||AUD $33,000|
|Bachelor of Psychology||N/A||AUD $34,200|
|Master of Mental Health Science||AUD $35,000|
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