There is a huge flow of Indian students moving abroad to continue their studies in the stream of Psychology. Study of Psychology is very old in India and it has gained huge reputation. It was a false impression in the mid 80's, which stated that psychology is the study of intellectual disorders. But, within few years Psychology has extended its roots in the areas of defense, education, sports, fitness, organizational behavior and more.
In India, the field of Psychology is in a toddler stage, which clears that its growth in coming years is going to be very high. There is the huge requirement of Psychologists in health centers as well as in defence zones.
Brain Science is the scientific study of the nervous system which combines anatomy, development biology, molecular biology, physiology, mathematical modelling in order to understand the properties of neural and neurons circuits. The scope of Brain Science has broadened over the past years.
There are many courses which students are running after these days, for example: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial Organization (I/O) Psychology, Sports Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Child Psychology, School Psychology, Educational Psychology and Community/Agency Counselling. During the first year, almost all the universities have introductory syllabus and then introduces the in-depth study of the subjects.
The students who wish to apply for study visa in order to continue their higher studies in these streams, Australia and Canada are the best alternatives. The best psychology universities all around the globe are the University of Melbourne, University of Toronto, University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and many more.
The duration of the course depends upon the level of programs which a student has selected, i.e. diploma, degree, certificate program, doctorate etc. Usually an undergraduate program takes 3 years, Master’s program takes two years, and it may take the period of four years to acquire a doctorate. On the other hand, certificate courses take one year to complete.
Students who plan to come back India after acquiring the international degree which is globally acknowledged opens up the opportunities in all the regions. There is the huge requirement of Psychologists in health centers as well as in defence zones. In 2011, the Mental Health Atlas of WHO explained that Indians had only one psychiatric nurse per 6,02,410 people and one Psychologist for 21,27,660 humans. Such unfair ratio explains the high demand of psychologists in the market. In India more than 4,000 MNCs provide jobs for the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychologists along with the 254 Public Sector which requires an I/O psychologist as a mandate. While the positions of an I/O Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist are considered highly paid. In India, the field of Psychology is in a toddler stage, which clears that its growth in coming years is going to be very high.
If you are looking to study a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from universities abroad, then you need to have in depth understanding of mathematics and science as well as knowledge and base in the social sciences. The other requirements of undergraduate programs in the sciences are categorized by the university by keeping in mind the kind of degree they are offering. A BA or Bachelors of Arts accept a student if there is any foundation in the arts and humanities, but if you wish to study B.Sc or Bachelors of Science in Psychology then subjects like organic chemistry, biology and mathematics are considered.
The course length of undergraduate program in Psychology is between 3 to 4 years. But it also depends upon the country where you wish to study.