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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*

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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*


See why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Experience year after year.
Number 1 in Overall  Experience  in NSW - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating


Psychology is the scientific study of our mental states and behaviour - how our experiences and biology interact to produce our thoughts and actions. Specific areas of study examine a range of psychological phenomena including learning, emotion, perception, memory, language, consciousness, and brain function. We also cover applied topics such as sustainability psychology, sports psychology, and the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.


Throughout all our programs we emphasise the importance of research skills, data analysis, and the writing of scientific reports. Psychology at UNE has a long and distinguished history. We offer courses that are recognised and respected by professional bodies, registration agencies and other universities throughout Australia and the world. All staff are highly qualified, conducting research and teaching in a diverse range of psychology topic areas.


UNE offers a range of psychology degrees including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)^
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours^
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Psychology)^
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology)^
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced)^
  • Master of Professional Psychology^
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)^ - Please note early application closing dates for March 2020 intake:
    • Rule C (online intake) - For applicants seeking admission under Rule (c) who already hold General Registration without conditions and have practiced for a minimum of 12 months: Applications close EST 11.59pm on Sunday 20 October 2019.
    • Rule B - For applicants seeking admission under Rule (b) i.e. students who are currently enrolled in the UNE Master of Professional Psychology and applying to transfer to the second year of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in Trimester 1 2020: Applications close 11:59pm on Sunday 25 August 2019.
    • Rule A – For applicants applying under Rule (a): Applications close EST 11.59pm on Friday 8 November 2019.

^ Early Application closing dates for 2020 intakes. Please see individual course listings for informaiton.

Available Courses


Start March 2


Start June 29


Start October 26


† Course list subject to change.

^ Early Application closing date for T1, 2020 commencement:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical):
    • Rule C (online intake) - For applicants seeking admission under Rule (c) who already hold General Registration without conditions and have practiced for a minimum of 12 months: Applications close EST 11.59pm on Sunday 20 October 2019.
    • Rule A Entry – 8 November 2019.
  • Master of Professional Psychology: EST 11.59pm on Friday 29 November 2019.
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) - Thursday 31 October 2019.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology) - Thursday 31 October 2019.
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Psychology) - Thursday 31 October 2019.
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology) - Thursday 31 October 2019.
  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours - rule b entry only, Thursday 31 October 2019.

^^ Not all majors are available to all candidates.

Please see individual course details for rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.


We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.


We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How Does
Online Study Work?


Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.


To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 



As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.

Life On Campus at UNE

Studying on campus in Armidale gives you the traditional university experience, with the added benefit of small class sizes and great access to lecturers. Our Academic staff are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see you succeed.


We have affordable accommodation options that put you right at the heart of the action, giving you maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.


Our Residential Colleges give you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities.


All of this means that you get every opportunity to reach your full potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).

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Free Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.
  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods


Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers.

  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

How to Apply

Applications now open for Trimester 1, 2020 (March).

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address and download our 'Online Course Guide'.
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Contact our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

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