Psychology Opportunities

Plus many more courses here in the Melbourne Handbook. Out of the 120+ institutions U of T is partnered with, the Department of Psychology has identified these six (6) partners as the most meaningful and valuable to students in Psychology programs.  Partners were selected due to their world rankings, research collaborations, unique program offerings, and distinct geographical areas.  

University of Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, Australia's second-largest city the University of Melbourne is vibrant, culturally diverse and characterized by its friendly people and atmosphere. The campus contains eLearning studios that allow for the most advanced learning and collaborative environments for small groups. 

Did You Know?

  • Many nights you can see across the skyline, a group of approximately 60,000 bats called “Flying foxes” fly from Yarra Bend Park to Melbourne's CBD
  • Melbourne has the highest number of cafes and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world
  • Melbourne has the largest Greek population of any city in the world outside of Greece

University of Melbourne

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

PSYC20006 Biological Psychology
PSYC20009 Personality and Social Psychology 
PSYC30017 Perception, Memory and Cognition
PSYC20007 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC30018 Neuroscience and the Mind
SOTH30004 Psychoanalysis and Social Theory
PSYC40012 Models of Psychological Processes
PSYC40001 Current Topics in Developmental Psych.

Plus many more courses here in the Melbourne Handbook. 
 

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales is located minutes away from Australia’s largest city, Sydney. The University of New South Wales has produced more technology entrepreneurs and millionaire alumni than any other Australian university.

Did You Know?

  • Students are involved with the Sunswift Solar Racing Team who are creating Australia's first road legal Solar car
  • The Sydney Fish Market is the third largest fish market in the world
  • To help raise awareness of inclusion and diversity the rainbow Basser Steps were created on the Kensington campus

UNSW campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

PSYC2061    Social and Developmental Psychology
PSYC2071    Perception and Cognition    
PSYC2081    Learning and Physiological Psychology    
PSYC2101    Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology    
PSYC3051    Physiological Psychology    
PSYC3211    Cognitive Science    
PSYC3221    Vision and Brain
PSYC3241    Psychobiology of Memory and Motivation    
PSYC3301    Psychology and Law    
PSYC3311    Language and Cognition    
PSYC3341    Developmental Psychology    
PSYC3371    Multivariate Data Analysis for Psychology

Plus more courses here.

University of Sydney

Located in the largest city in Australia, close to many beaches and other prime locations such as the Sydney Opera House, the University of Sydney is considered the most international university in Australia with one fifth of its 50,000 students being international from 140 different countries. The University of Sydney operates collaboratively with many different industrial partnerships and other universities from around world contributing to ranking in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide.

Did You Know?Sydney campus images

  • This university is on the border of the Central Business District and is surrounded by unique inner-city neighbourhoods such as Glebe and Newtown (has some of the best Thai food, meat pies, and ice cream in the city!)
  • Rozelle Campus (one of the many USyd campus’s) was formerly part of the Callan Park Lunatic Asylum for the Mentally and Criminally Insane
  • Founded in 1850 - which makes it Australia's first university 

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

PSYC2010    Brain and Behaviour
PSYC2012    Statistics & Research Methods for Psych
PSYC2013    Cognitive and Social Psychology
PSYC2014    Personality and Intelligence 1
PSYC3010    Advanced Statistics for Psychology
PSYC3011    Learning and Behaviour
PSYC3012    Cognition, Language and Thought
PSYC3013    Perceptual Systems
PSYC3014    Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC3017    Social Psychology
PSYC3018    Abnormal Psychology

Plus more courses here.

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore is ranked first in Asia and twelfth in the world and is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology, and the humanities. It houses three out of five of Singapore’s Research Centres of Excellence with focuses on quantum technologies, cancer, and mechanobiology.

Did You Know?

  • "The Deck" on campus is one of the only food courts in Singapore to be given the “Eco-Foodcourt label.” It was given this award based on its sustainable takeaway packaging,  water-saving devices, recycling of used cooking oil and waste plastic bag tax, and use of natural light
  • There is a “Hug Me” Coca-Cola machine on campus that dispenses a bottle of coke when you hug the machine
  • The British Council voted Singaporeans as having the fastest walking speed in the world. At an average of 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, they walk as fast as bees fly

NUS Campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Please note it is not possible to link directly to syllabi at the National University of Singapore. If you input the course codes below into the following page you will be able to view them: http://www.nus.edu.sg/nusbulletin/search-modules/ 

PL3240 Group Dynamics
PL3242 Health Psychology
PL3243 Sensation and Perception
PL3248 Learning and Conditioning
PL3250 Human Performance
PL3253 Psychobiological Perspectives on Emotion
PL3257 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PL3258 Decision Neuroscience
PL3260 Moral Development
PL3239 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
PL3241 Personality & Individual Differences
PL3252 Social-Cognitive Perspectives on Emotion
PL3259 Psychology of Ageing

Plus more courses here.

University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution, with a history that stretches back over a hundred years. The institution consistently ranks among the world's top universities. HKU maintains high quality of academic and research standards, with renowned teaching staff from Hong Kong and over half of the professors coming from abroad.

Did You Know?

  • Hong Kong means "Fragrant Harbour" or "Incense Harbour".
  • Hong Kong is one of the world's most significant financial centres and boasts the second largest number of high rises of any city in the world.
  • The city is renowned for its deep natural harbour and has a humid subtropical climate.

University of Hong Kong

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

PSYC2007       Cognitive psychology
PSYC2019       Psychology of personality
PSYC2020       Fundamentals of social psychology
PSYC2060       Research and quantitative methods in psychology
PSYC3052A     Advanced social psychology 
PSYC3064       Advanced developmental psychology
PSYC3068       Advanced cognitive psychology
PSYC2005       Introduction to counseling and therapeutic psychology
PSYC2020       Fundamentals of social psychology 
PSYC2051       Perception 
PSYC2060       Research and quantitative methods in psychology 
PSYC3054       Human neuropsychology 
PSYC3064       Advanced developmental psychology 

Plus more courses here.

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is one of the leading research universities in Europe, a modern university with a long and rich history (since 1632).  It is an international institution, in keeping with the character and history of the city of Amsterdam: independent, innovative and involved.

Did You Know?

  • Amsterdam is ideally located in Europe and is a vibrant creative, cultural and business hub. The city was ranked 11th out of 200 cities in Mercer’s 2015 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’. 
  • Famous Amsterdam residents have included Anne Frank the diarist, the artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and the philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

7203B038IY  - Sports Psychology Focus on Subfields
7203BS08XY - Cultural Psychology 
7203BP28XY - Psychophysiological Experimentation 
7203BS39XY - Pro-Social behaviour and Volunteerism 
7202AK27XY - Consciousness Explained 

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a member of the Russell Group meaning that are committed to the best research as evident by their Research Excellence Framework in 2014 measuring 83% of their research activity was rated world leading or internationally excellent. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied at the University of Manchester.  Compared to any other UK universities, more international students study at the University of Manchester with a total of 154 nationalities represented.  

Did You Know?

  • The world’s first stored-program computer was built at the University of Manchester and ran its first program on 21st June 1948. It had a memory of 32 words
  • One of the most popular areas of the City is known as 'the curry mile', with over 70 restaurants with Asian dishes.
  • Home of Emmeline Pankhurst who began the campaign that brought women the vote. She hosted the first ever meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union at the now, Pankhurst Centre
  • Liverpool Road train station is the oldest surviving terminal railway station. Opened on 15 September 1830, it was one of the first two railway passenger terminals in the world

Manchester campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Psychology 

PSYC 11412 - Foundations in Mental health and Distress 
PSYC 11512 - Foundations of Health Psychology
PSYC 10311 - Lifespan & Ageing 
PSYC 11402 - Group Dynamics 
PSYC 21701 - Topics and Issues in Social Psychology 
PSYC 21042 - Individual differences in Mental Health and Wellbeing 
PSYC 31212 - Lifestyle Behaviour Change 
PSYC 31132 - Sociality & Communication: Evolutionary perspectives 

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology

PSYC 11312 - Sensation and Perception 
PSYC 10421 - Introduction to Cognition 
PSYC 11212 - Brain & Behaviour 
PSYC 21012 -  Perception and Action 
PSYC 21021 - Topics and Issues in Developmental Psychology 
PSYC 31121 - Language and Communicative Development in Educational Settings 
PSYC 31122 - Emotion 
PSYC 31131 - Sociality & Communication: Evolutionary Perspectives
PSYC 31132 - Cases in Clinical Neuropsychology 
PSYC 31232 - Communication in Healthcare 
 

Cardiff University

Cardiff University if located in Wales’s capital city and its largest city. Ranked top five universities for research excellence and second for research impact in the UK, Cardiff University is a member for the Russell Group. Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Sherlock and Dr. Who are often filmed on the university’s campus
  • Wales provided the backdrop to movies such as Captain America, Harry Potter and Die Another Day
  • In 1904, Cardiff University appointed the first ever female professor in the UK, Millicent McKenzie
  • Cardiff has the most castles of any city in the world
  • Home to the oldest record store in the world

Cardiff campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take:

PS 2021 - Perception, Attention and Action
PS 2023 - Thinking, Emotion & Consciousness
PS 2011 - Developmental Psychology
PS 3112 - Decision Making
PS 3415 - Environmental Psychology
PS 3115 - Stress & Disease 
PS 3201 - Animal Learning and Cognition 
PS 3403 - Attitudes and Attitude Change
PS 3116 - Forensic Psychology: Violence and Crime
PS 3116 - Active Vision

Please click here to access descriptions for all the Psychology courses at Cardiff.

Lund University

Lund University is ranked as Sweden’s top university and the only university in Sweden to be a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas21. Two major research facilities are currently under construction at Lund University; a world leading synchrotron radiation laboratory and ESS, which will be home to the world’s most powerful neutron source. Lund was voted the best place to live in Sweden due to being a safe city filled with the healthiest and youngest population in the country. 

Did You Know?

  • One of the most popular meals in Sweden is meatballs with potatoes and lingonberry sauce
  • Alumni is the creator of Bluetooth technology
  • Lund University was the place where the actual number of human chromosomes was first identified

Lund campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Please note that in order to take the Master level courses below you must have completed 2.5 years of study.

Cognition and Neuropsychology (PSYD52) Bachelor
Consciousness, Altered States of Consciousness and Parapsychology (PSYE21) Bachelor
Work and Organizational Psychology I (PSYP36) Master
Work and Organizational Psychology II (PSYP37) Master
Cognitive and Neuropsychology I (PSYP54) Master
Cognitive and Neuropsychology II (PSYP55) Master
Theory and Practice of Science in Psychology (PSYP11) Master
Advanced Scientific Methods in Psychology (PSYP13) Master
Social Psychology I (PSYP24) Master
Social Psychology II (PSYP25) Master
Developmental and Personality Psychology I (PSYP64) Master
Developmental and Personality Psychology II (PSYP65) Master

Please see here for a list of all courses available to exchange students.

University of Queensland

Located in Brisband, with 300 days of sunshine every year the University of Queensland is one of Australia’s safest, friendliest, and multicultural cities. The University of Queensland is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas21 and the founding member of the Group of Eight which is a coalition of research intensive Australian universities.  They have a strong focus on teaching excellence having won more Australian Teaching and Learning Council Awards than any other country. 

Did You Know?

  • In 2008, the university originated the Three Minute Thesis competition for students completing a higher degree by research. It challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the research area
  • Queensland receives an average of 261 days of sunshine per year
  • Queensland is home to some of the oldest dinosaur tracks still remaining on Earth

Queensland campus images

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Most courses at UQ are open to Study Abroad and Exchange students. You can even take courses across any of UQ's six faculties, as long as they are approved by your home institution. Some courses require permission from the relevant UQ faculty or school before you can enroll in them. UQ's Incoming Study Abroad and Exchange Advisors will request permission for you to attend these courses and you will receive a report with a letter of offer indicating which courses have been approved.

PSYC4981 – Current Issues in Psychology I 
PSYC3020 – Measurement in Psychology 
PSYC8017 – Public Health Psychology 
PSYC2381 – Positive Psychology 
PSYC3000 – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 
PSYC2030 – Developmental Psychology 
PSYC2040 – Social and Organizational Psychology 
PSYC2361 – Psychology of Criminal Justice 
PSYC3312 – Parenting and Family Psychology 
POLS2118 – Political Psychology 

Plus many more courses here.

University College London

Located in central London, University College London gives students access to academic resources as there are countless teaching and research partnerships with hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries, and professional bodies in the area. University College London is currently ranked fifth in the QS World University Rankings.

Did You Know?

  • Rumour has it that Adolf Hitler planned to set up his UK headquarters in Senate House at UCL, which is supposedly why it was never bombed in World War II. Many also consider the building to have been the inspiration for Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in ‘1984’
  • One of Coldplay’s first performances was for a UCL fundraiser for the the student support charity, Nightline
  • Philosopher Jeremy Bentham left his body to the university and asked that it be preserved as an "auto-icon." He remains on display, dressed in his original clothes, in a cabinet on campus

University College London

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is the largest and highest ranked university in New Zealand. 35% of New Zealand’s top researchers are based out of this university. It is also known to be a diverse university hosting over 4000 international students from 93 countries. Auckland is known as the “city of sails” as it has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world.

Did You Know?

  • New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage - Both men and women have been allowed to vote since 1893
  • There are no snakes or dangerous wildlife in New Zealand! So it is completely safe to enjoy outdoor activities
  • Kiwi is a special word in New Zealand - it is the name of New Zealand’s national bird, what New Zealanders often refer to themselves as, a short term for kiwi fruit and the name of their dollar on the stock exchange
  • New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day since it is 12 ahead of the GMT

University of Auckland

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

PSYCH 201: Perception and Cognition
PSYCH 202: Biopsychology
PSYCH 203: Learning and Behaviour
PSYCH 204: Social Psychology
PSYCH 207: Theories of Personality and Development
PSYCH 208: Producing Psychological Knowledge
PSYCH 303: Cognitive Science
PSYCH 306: Research Methods in Psychology
PSYCH 319: Psychology and Gender
PSYCH 322: Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology
PSYCH 326: Life Span Development
PSYCH 364: Health Psychology

Click here to view the Psychology courses available at the University of Auckland

King's College London

 

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Humboldt University at Berlin

 

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