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Psychology and social sciences

Learn to support others from a University that supports you.

If you're thinking of studying Psychology and Social Sciences, we've got your back. And that's why our students have rated us five stars for student support*.

With access to world-leading research from UniSC's Thompson Institute, the opportunity to work with patients under supervision on placement, and five-star rated teaching*, it's no surprise we're ranked No. 1 for graduate starting salary in Queensland**.

If you’re thinking of studying psychology and social sciences, it’s all happening at UniSC.

*Good Universities Guide 2022
** Ranked No.1 in Qld for graduate starting salary in Social Work, Good Universities Guide 2022.

Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents

Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.

In a study published in NeuroImage, researchers at UniSC’s Thompson Institute tested the uniqueness of individual adolescent brain activity patterns, and whether changes in their brain networks were associated with their mental health symptoms at different timepoints.

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Luke Costello
Out of the mines and into the mind

After more than a decade as a FIFO worker in the coal and gas industries, Luke Costello realised he could – and would – completely change his life’s direction. Now in his second year into a Bachelor of Psychology with honours at UniSC Moreton Bay, Luke’s determined to try and understand what makes people tick.

New National PTSD Centre brings new hope to trauma survivors

A mental health counsellor, who was seven-years-old when she saw her mother electrocuted, says a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research centre on the Sunshine Coast could help change the lives of millions across Australia.

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