Monash University program

Introduction to Psychology

Discover the fascinating field of psychology from past to present, exploring the human mind and how it affects our behaviour.

  • Overview 6 courses + 1 assessment
  • Duration 18 weeks
  • Credential $0 + £299 More info
  • Program Academic credential

Explore psychology with the option to start a Graduate Diploma in psychology

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Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW E.

Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MUNDY PHD: What is the human mind and how does it function to shape our behaviour, the way we learn, and inform the way we perceive and engage with the world? These are the questions at the heart of psychology. But the well-regarded scientific discipline of psychology that we know today has only been around for 100 years. Hi. I’m Matthew Mundy. And I’m the Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. And I’m the lead educator for the Introduction to Psychology program. In this program, you’ll be introduced to the fascinating discipline of psychology. You’ll learn about its origins and the scientific pioneers who helped to shape it.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds You’ll explore key psychological theories on learning, development, perception, and personality. What does it mean for psychology to be considered a science? Scientific inquiry is at the heart of psychology. Being able to effectively carry out research and then communicate your findings are essential skills for psychologists to have. In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills alongside other learners to apply psychological principles and theories to real-world situations. This program is designed for everyone, regardless of your experience or background. No prior study of psychology is required or expected.

Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds However, if you’ve already completed a bachelor degree in a discipline other than psychology and you’re interested in taking your study of psychology further, you would be able to receive additional benefit from completing this course. This program can give academic credit at Monash. If you successfully complete the courses in this program and if you apply for and are accepted into the Monash University fully-online Graduate Diploma of Psychology, you will receive credit for one of the foundation units in that course. So, if you are interested in psychology and in the study of psychology, this program is for you.

Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second If you’re ready to complete a set of courses that prepares you to enter a fully-online course by a school of psychological sciences that is ranked among the best in the world, then I encourage you to join us in this introduction to psychology from Monash University.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The principles of psychology are critical to a range of industries from counselling and teaching to human resource management and marketing. This program will introduce fascinating psychology theories and ask you to apply them to issues in the world around you. The program also introduces key research skills and will challenge you to develop critical thinking skills.

Academic credential program

Important notice: The last offering of the Program Final Assessment Course starts on the 28 October 2019. The current Program will conclude with this Final Assessment Course.

If you continue your studies through Monash’s accredited online Graduate Diploma in Psychology, you will receive 1 academic credit for completing this program, subject to meeting the entry criteria for the Monash University online Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

12 weeks recommended learning
6 week assessment course
$0 USD (course costs)
£299 GBP (assessment cost)
6 courses + 1 assessment
1 academic credit towards Monash University's online Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Courses on this program

6 courses + 1 assessment

How does our pricing work?

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£299 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn from experts at Monash University

The Monash University School of Psychological Sciences is ranked amongst the best in the world.

The School offers a full program of award courses accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), including its highly successful fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

The School is also world-renowned for its research into key issues around sleep, addiction, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration.

Learners who successfully complete all seven courses in this program, and who are accepted by Monash University into the Monash Online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (GDP) will receive academic credit for the first of the ten units in that course, Psychology 1A.

Entry requirements for the GDP

Learn more about the entry requirements for the GDP to help you plan your learning journey at Monash.

Who will you learn with?

I am Associate Professor and Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia. My research is in the cognitive neuroscience of memory and perception.