Discipline

Psychology

Are you curious about the mind? Study psychology and take a closer look at human behaviours, personalities, mental states, the brain and its processes.

Deakin's School of Psychology: one of the largest psychology departments in Australia

Deakin's Master of Psychology (Organisational): Victoria's only postgraduate organisational course

Career opportunities

The skills you'll learn in a psychology course are in high demand in many careers, even outside of professional psychology. Some graduates will go on to be psychologists but many others will work in complementary professions or in entirely different fields. 

A psychology course can could lead to work in:

  • business organisations
  • community sport
  • community service
  • counselling
  • education
  • government agencies
  • hospitals
  • private practice
  • protective services
  • schools
  • universities
  • health services.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Deakin recognises the importance in providing opportunities and first-hand experiences within the health field, which is becoming increasingly important.

Dinisha Parmar

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Finish your degree work-ready

When you study with us, we provide the unique opportunity to undertake a supported placement in a public mental health service. This is available because of our close partnerships with Eastern Health and Barwon Health.

Accreditations

All of our psychology courses meet the requirements for graduates to register as general psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Research with us

Our researchers are bringing evidence to light on everything from child developmental concerns including autism and ADHD; ways of building better relationships; programs for tackling obesity; strategies for addressing addiction and violence; and ways to use new technologies to help those with mental illness. These are just some of our areas of expertise.

Learn more about researching with us

Who we work with

Studying psychology at Deakin gives you access to our wide range of industry connections and partnerships, including:

  • Barwon Health
  • Eastern Health
  • FBG Group 
  • National Australia Bank
  • Richmond Football Club
  • People Measures
  • People Scape.

What do our students and staff say?

Study psychology at Deakin

Students talk about their experiences studying psychology at Deakin.

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