Student profiles

Why Psychology? Why Monash?

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Ria Jumabhoy

Bachelor of Arts; Psychology (Honours)

Monash Offers access to leading researchers in several fields, whether they were guest lecturers or permanent staff members, who have been able to give me an insight into the work I hope to do in the future.  

During your degree you will be exposed to very different areas of Psychology, and it's important to explore these options rather than feeling locked in to an initial idea. Allow yourself to be open to new paths, and try to obtain experience in different fields as early as you can so that you get a feel for the real-world work that you might end up doing.

Ria Jumbabhoy 

Michelle James

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

I chose to study psychology because I'm fascinated by the brain and the way our thoughts can affect our behaviour.

I'm hoping to do both honours and a doctorate after my undergraduate course to become a clinical psychologist. I want to work in the field of food addiction and eating disorders.

Michelle James 

Jaeger Wongtrakun

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) [pictured right]

One of the reasons I chose this degree was the inclusion of honours, as I hope to pursue a career in neuropsychology in the future. This course covers different fields of study, with a particular focus on the biological side of psychology, which will help guide me towards my desired career.

Jaeger Wongtrakun 

Lachlan Grant

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

I chose to study at Monash because of the University's outstanding reputation and the more targeted psychology undergraduate course offered; which allowed for the completion of extra psychology units.

I have always had an interest in psychology, especially in understanding human behaviour and individuality. The questions we ask ourselves about thinking, behaviour, human interaction and emotions never dull for me and psychology has provided me with a means to find answers, learn and grow.

Lachlan Grant 

Luis Mascaro

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) [pictured left]

I chose to study Psychology at Monash University, because it ticked every box that an aspiring psychology student would want out of a psychology undergraduate course.

Out of all the options, Monash’s psychology course was the obvious choice for me, due to its direct and scientifically thorough approach to creating the most up-to-date and innovative foundation to the study of psychology, that I knew would be the ideal platform for later postgraduate studies or careers in the field.

Luis Mascaro