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Psychology at Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a large university on the North Shore of Sydney. It was established in 1964 and accepted its first undergraduate students in 1967. There are over 20,000 students enrolled, including significant numbers of part-time and external students. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest disciplines at Macquarie University, and one of the largest Psychology Departments in Australia, with a staff of over 40 academics, including 3 Professors, one Professorial Fellow, one Honorary Clinical Associate Professor and 5 Associate Professors.

The Department of Psychology at Macquarie University has an excellent record in research, scholarship, teaching and community service, with particular strengths in terms of the breadth and diversity of areas included in the curriculum, the range of methodologies used, a commitment to academic as well as professional programs and an emphasis on fundamental and applied research. At Macquarie University, the Department of Psychology amply reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field, spanning areas of perception, developmental psychology, social and personality psychology, organisational psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and health psychology, and measurement, assessment and statistical aspects of psychology.

Distinctive Features of Macquarie's Program

Macquarie's psychology program has a long tradition of interest, at both basic and applied levels, in individual and social issues as well as in the more fundamental psychological processes. The program provides students with a firm grounding in theory and empirical research as well as a sensitive understanding of practical and community-related issues. The program offers students a range of undergraduate units which are taught by staff members with a strong commitment to both teaching and research. Psychology staff members attract a substantial amount of research funding, and are able to offer students wide experience in research supervision. Macquarie is unusual in that the whole of second and third year can be completed with only psychology units.