Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH653

Offered to continuing students only

Course overview

If you are interested in psychology but have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in another field, the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science provides you with the opportunity to complete the equivalent of a three-year psychology sequence and to gain a separate award, while developing the initial knowledge and skills upon which advanced skills can be built. After successfully completing the course, you will be well prepared to undertake a fourth-year course in psychology: either honours in psychology or a Graduate Diploma of Psychology in pursuit of provisional registration as a psychologist.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of provisional registration.

Fees and charges

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science, students must complete 8 credit points in psychology: eight compulsory units.

Course structure

HPS771Research Methods in Psychology A

HPS772Child and Adolescent Development

HPS773The Human Mind

HPS774Human Social Behaviour

HPS775Brain, Biology and Behaviour

HPS781Research Methods in Psychology B