21st Century Applications of Psychology

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    June 2019

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

Course UnitCourse unit
Work towards a qualification one subject at a time, or complete a stand-alone course unit for personal interest or professional development. You may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studying this unit.

Course Rundown

Update your knowledge of psychology and explore where research will take us next in the single course unit, 21st Century Applications of Psychology, led by Monash Online.

This unit explores how our approach to understanding and applying psychology is influenced by the changes taking place in our society. You’ll look at six psychological areas that are affected by contemporary trends (such as the selfies epidemic, same-sex families, psychological perspectives in terrorism, cross-cultural approaches to therapy, cyber-bullying, and the psychology of work).

Broaden your horizons and expand your skills. On completion of this course, you’ll be equipped to discuss and evaluate how psychological research is progressing today and in the future, and to identify how psychological evidence can advance and inform change in individuals and society.


To be eligible to study this psychology unit, applicants must have completed:

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a major in psychology; OR
  • A Graduate Diploma in Psychology

What You’ll Learn

This is a single unit course and may be used toward credit for future studies in psychology.*

*Subject to course entry requirements

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Completion of the unit 21st century applications of psychology from Monash Online may be used as credit towards a full postgraduate psychology course.

Studying single units allows you to add skills to your resume relevant to your work and gives you the opportunity to discover if you'd like to pursue postgraduate study further.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this psychology course unit is $3,737.50