Psychology

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In psychology, we explore the human mind, behaviour and emotions, because we want to make a difference. We care for people and seek knowledge with the aim of providing meaningful help and support. Studying psychology opens doors to students interested in a wide range of work opportunities, from clinical treatment to fieldwork in communities in need, as well as legal, government and corporate professions.

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Learn in the real world

Experience is invaluable, because in psychology we draw on the 'human element': the ability to listen and empathise. At Deakin, we emphasise learning from real life, and we make this possible through our unique partnerships, peer-mentoring and transition-to-work activities.

Finish work-ready

You'll have opportunities to undertake work experience while you complete your course. 

The School of Psychology has valuable links with workplace partners, so you can graduate with a resume already full of real-life experience.

Study where it suits you

Study where you want to live: the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Warrnambool Campus. Or, even online through our Cloud Campus.

Research excellence

As a research student, doors will open to collaborations with our external partners including industry, hospitals, businesses, local communities and support centres.

Our expert supervisors will guide your enquiry into human behaviour and help you make your mark in the research world.

I teach a unit that helps students understand the process behind behaviour change… who doesn't need to change at least one behaviour?

dr Jaclyn Broadbent

Senior Lecturer

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