Psychology and marketing are a natural combination, reflecting the day-to-day challenges of the business world and the growing role of psychology in numerous aspects of commerce.
In this double degree course you will learn key concepts and theories in marketing and psychology and apply them to real-world situations. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of the human brain and acquire analytical methods to examine how culture, personality and lifestyle affect the behaviour of consumers.
You'll also learn how to analyse and interpret market research data using relevant technologies; and identify local, regional and global issues that affect business. You can enrol in the Business Internship unit in the final year of the course.
To become a registered psychologist after graduating you must complete a further year of psychology study and then two years of skills-based training.
See the Curtin handbook for more course information.
What jobs can the Psychology and Marketing lead to?
- Marketing psychologist
- Marketing communications manager
- Product developer
- Advertising specialist
- Online marketing specialist
- Search engine optimisation consultant
- Fundraising coordinator
- Events coordinator
- Mental health advocate
- Support worker.
What you'll learn
- apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions; critically analyse marketing problems and think creatively to generate innovative solutions; apply logical and rational processes in decision making
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology; use a variety of methods to access and evaluate useful information from multiple sources, and synthesise this knowledge to make supported judgments relevant to the marketing environment
- communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities; develop marketing plans and reports to effectively communicate problems and solutions to internal managers and external clients
- select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice; use appropriate technologies and electronic resources to effectively collect and analyse marketing data; recognise the advantages and limitations of various technologies
- demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice; employ an intellectual curiosity that is able to integrate new information learnt with existing knowledge, and develop a career long attitude of continuing professional development in the marketing discipline
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology; apply an international perspective to marketing issues, and adapt marketing models and strategies for success in the global environment
- demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity; recognise the importance of cultural trends and diversity in market segmentation and analysis to develop culturally sensitive efforts in marketing
- independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner; apply an ethical approach in dealing with various stakeholders in the marketing environment, and demonstrate leadership and professional integrity when working independently and within a team