Psychology

DISCIPLINE

Overview

Psychology is the scientific discipline that studies the mind and its processes, human behaviours and mental states. Are you curious about the mind? If so, take a closer look at what we offer in our courses.

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).

Psychology courses

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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.

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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.

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.

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