College of Healthcare Sciences Psychology Welcome from the Head of Psychology

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Welcome from the Head of Psychology

JCU Psychology has a well-earned international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and the friendliness, helpfulness, accessibility and approachability of its academic and general staff.

A recent national survey of students completing their psychology degrees at JCU has characterised the program as "interesting, challenging, rewarding and motivating" and the teachers as "wonderfully helpful people", "easily contacted", "dedicated", "involved", "passionate about their teaching" and "very professional."

Tutorial classes are amongst the smallest in the country, providing the opportunity for personalised assistance. JCU Psychology has very well equipped, modern facilities on both the Cairns and Townsville campuses and excellent research infrastructure. The cities of Townsville and Cairns both provide a vibrant, lively, relaxed and affordable tropical lifestyle.

The discipline offers excellent APAC accredited 3 year sequences in its Bachelor of Psychological Science degree and 4-year accredited sequences in its Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree. It also offers an accredited Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology.

At postgraduate level, the accredited Master of Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degrees provide the opportunity for professional specialisation in clinical psychology. An integrated range of Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas is also available in these areas.

I sincerely hope you will consider Psychology at JCU when making your choice of where to study. If you require any further information, or would like to discuss any aspect of studying Psychology at JCU, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Dr Kerry McBain
Head of Psychology