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UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

  • Courses
  • Studying Online
  • Pathways
  • How to Apply

Psychology

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.

Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, with social relations between individuals and groups at its focus. Sociology can help us better understand who we are, what we do, and why we do it. In this way it can increase our self-knowledge and cultural awareness.

Sociologists study social life in all its forms, from everyday practices like shopping, to social institutions such as the family, health and medicine, death, beauty and fashion, gender and sexuality, the media, crime, globalisation, social and economic development and culture. Sociology can be studied at an undergraduate level as part of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Criminology, and within a Graduate Certificate in Arts or Master of Arts at postgraduate level.

Bachelor of Social Science

You'll analyse contemporary social issues and challenges, and develop the skills, knowledge and capacity to make a real difference in the world with a Bachelor of Social Science from UNE. With a focus on social justice and human rights, social change, gender equality, community welfare, sustainability and cultural diversity, choose from 11 social science majors in a flexible course structure, including opportunities for on-the-job training. You'll develop vocational and scholarly skills, and learn how to conduct social research using a range of methods, techniques and technologies from world class social researchers.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Social Science are Aboriginal Perspectives, Criminology, Health Management, Linguistics, Organisational Management, Peace & Development Studies, Political & International Studies, Psychology, Social Philosophy, Sociology, and Urban & Regional Planning. 

Course

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

^ Early Application closing date. Applications for these courses are now closed: Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) [closed 31 Oct], Master of Psychology (Clinical) [closed 5 Oct], Master of Professional Psychology [closed 19 Oct].

Applications for Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology), Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Psychology) and Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology) closed on 31 Oct 2018.

^^ Not all majors are available to all candidates.

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

A History of 5 Star Online study

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), commencing in February/March, July and November: giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, 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, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

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

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe 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.

Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3 pm – 12 am) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

Check the 

Course and Unit Catalogue

 to see if

 any units

 in your degree have intensive schools.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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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.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • 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
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

Getting Started

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.
3. 
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
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019.
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email 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.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

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Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address.

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
Brochure front page cover and featured pages including MyFutureFinder and steps to study.
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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Study {{PageLabel}} with the only online uni to be awarded 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction every year for 13 years.

UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

Courses

Psychology

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.

Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, with social relations between individuals and groups at its focus. Sociology can help us better understand who we are, what we do, and why we do it. In this way it can increase our self-knowledge and cultural awareness.

Sociologists study social life in all its forms, from everyday practices like shopping, to social institutions such as the family, health and medicine, death, beauty and fashion, gender and sexuality, the media, crime, globalisation, social and economic development and culture. Sociology can be studied at UNE as part of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Criminology.

^ Early Application closing date. Applications for these courses are now closed: Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) [closed 31 Oct], Master of Psychology (Clinical) [closed 5 Oct], Master of Professional Psychology [closed 19 Oct].

Applications for Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology), Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Psychology) and Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology) closed on 31 Oct 2018.

^^ Not all majors are available to all candidates.

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

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February/March, July and November, giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

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.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, 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, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

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

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.
Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

Online Community

We believe 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.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3pm – midnight) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

To see if any units in your degree have on-campus intensive schools check the

Course and Unit Catalogue

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • 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
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

How to Apply

Getting Started

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.
3. 
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
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email 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.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

Privacy Policy

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
The online course guide front cover with the title "Expert online education"
5 stars overall experience good universities guide seal

Got a question?

1800 818 865