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Study Psychology to impact change and build a highly satisfying career

Psychology is a multifaceted scientific study of the mind and behavior. The term psychology is derived from the Greek word ‘psyche’ meaning ‘soul’ and logy denoting the study of the concepts of the soul. It gives us a deeper understanding of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs. It is a highly diverse and integrative science. Here are the major schools of thought in psychology:  

  • Structuralism
  • Functionalism
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Behaviourism
  • Biological Psychology
  • Existential Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology

A psychology degree prepares students for careers in various fields, including mental health, education, counseling, research, and applied fields.

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Fields of Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychologists help clients with mental health issues by understanding their personal issues and helping them manage stress to enhance their wellbeing. People of all categories and backgrounds fall under the orbit of Counseling Psychologists. From individual, group (including couples and families), workplace disputes redressal, to organizational, institutional, and community wellbeing counseling, they help address all kinds of mental health issues. 

  • Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologists address behavioral and mental health issues faced by individuals like stress reactions, interpersonal or social dysfunctions, substance abuse, intellectual, cognitive and neurological conditions. Their primary work opportunity is with medical institutions focusing on mental health. 

  • Educational Psychology

Educational psychologists study how people learn. They explore the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social influences on the learning process including teaching methodology, instructional processes and an individual’s subjective difference in learning. Educational psychologists work with educational institutions, administrators, teachers, and students to analyze to help them learn and teach better. 

  • Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychologists aid criminal investigations by understanding psychological problems associated with criminal behavior, and help with the treatment of law offenders and juveniles. Forensic Psychologists work in the legal arena across the different departments of the criminal justice system. The results or outcomes of their work might be used as evidence in courts and influencing legal actions. 

  • Social Psychology

Social psychologists study the impact of social influence, social perception and social interaction on individual and group behavior. A vast majority of social psychologists focus on conducting research on human behavior and therefore have a big role in community service and development with rewarding career opportunities in the public sector.

  • Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychologists study human growth and changes spanning their lifetime, including physical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth. Developmental psychologists find career opportunities in educational institutions, health care facilities and public policy influencing. 

  • Organizational or Industrial Psychology

Organizational psychologists study human behavior and interactions between people at the workplace. They enable better working conditions for employees and thereby improve the organization’s overall functioning.  

  • Quantitative Psychology

Quantitative psychologists study and develop the methods and techniques to measure human behavior and other attributes through statistical and mathematical modeling of psychological data. Quantitative psychologists use psychology to determine the impact of programs implemented by governments and public institutions. They serve as experts in program evaluation at research centers, universities and colleges across the globe.

How long does it take to complete a Psychology degree?

There are 5 degrees of education for psychologists.
  • Associate degree - An associate degree in psychology is a 2 year undergraduate-level degree prior to the Bachelor’s degree. An Associate Degree can qualify you for certain social work jobs, such as a casework aide or a counselor’s assistant.
  • Bachelor's degree - A bachelor's degree in psychology is a 3 or 4 year undergraduate-level degree. Many universities offer a B.A or B.S degree in psychology and this qualifies you for the entry level jobs like case managers, psychiatric technicians, career counselors and rehabilitation specialists. You can also find career opportunities in areas of sales, management, and teaching.
  • Master's degree - A master’s degree in psychology is a 2 or 3 year graduate level degree post the Bachelor’s degree. With an M.A or an M.S degree, graduates can qualify for careers in a range of segments, including mental health services, teaching, government agencies, and business fields. 
  • PhD - A PhD or doctor of philosophy in psychology, is a research oriented doctoral-level degree post the graduate degree. On choosing a specialization, such as, Clinical or Counseling Psychology you could pursue a career in psychotherapy, while other specializations like social, developmental, experimental or organizational psychology would help you land a career in teaching, research or allied areas.
  • PsyD. - Doctor of psychology (Psy.D.), is a 4-7 year degree that is an alternative to Ph.D. With focused approach on the professional practice of psychology, a PsD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology qualifies you to diagnose and treat mental disorders, conduct psychological tests, and provide psychotherapy to patients.

Why study psychology abroad?

Student life is about making experiences count on a professional and personal front. Be it understanding yourself or others, studying psychology abroad offers cultural immersion and in-depth learning paving the way for holistic growth and professional development. The science of psychology enables trans-cultural learning experience from multiple perspectives opening up effective pathways for impacting change and contributing to overall community wellbeing.

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Where to study psychology abroad?

Here are some of the top universities around the globe for you to study psychology. The cultural diversity at these universities are a great factor that contributes to sound learning.



University of Queensland

Queensland, Australia

Duke University

Durham, United States

The Australian National University

Canberra, Australia

University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

Brown university

Providence, United States

Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

Macquarie University

Sydney, Australia

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

Deakin University

Burwood, Australia

Cost of Studying Psychology in Popular Study Destinations Abroad

The fees to pursue psychology depends on various factors like type of programme and course, university chosen, lifestyle and preferences. A major portion of the cost of study is calculated considering the tuition fee and the cost of living. The cost of living entails all essential amenities such as transportation, housing, food, stationery, study materials etc.


Average Tuition Fee

Average Cost of Living


10,000- 30,000 AUD

1000 - 2,500 AUD per month
New Zealand

22,000 - 45,000 NZ$

2,000-3,000 NZ$ per month

20,000 - 50,000 GBP

600-800 pounds per month

35,000-50,000 USD

1,000 - 3,000 USD per month

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What do I need to secure a student visa?

Entry requirements for your education vary from country to country, but you can rest assured that our expert counselors at AECC will help you through your study-abroad journey.

When it comes to visas, the process and outcomes can be very stressful for a lot of students. But worry not! At AECC, we have years of experience in helping students with every type and class of visa including student visas, partner visas and skilled independent visas. Our visa experts will support you throughout the entire visa application process.

For obtaining a student visa, you’ll need the following documents:

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study abroad
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • Meet the minimum English proficiency requirements, whether using the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), IELTS or TOEFL. A minimum entry score starts at 50 but can vary dramatically depending on the course or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover/Insurance which vary from country to country
  • All other relevant documents listed on the Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists of the chosen country

Psychologists in today’s world

Psychologists are in demand across different industries as an understanding of human behavior is key in the research & development of any product or service. Be it governments, corporates, enterprises or businesses, the services of psychologists benefit all kinds of institutions. 

With increasing emphasis on mental health, most organizations have woken up to the need for caregivers and creating safe spaces. Owing to their importance worldwide, there’s a steady increase in the salary potential for psychologists and mental health professionals in most countries. If you are someone with great passion for people and communities, an education in psychology can help you make a significant impact on people’s lives and achieve measurable outcomes in community wellbeing.

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