Study Psychology at Deakin

Future Students

The School of Psychology offers a range of courses in psychology at undergraduateAn undergraduate is someone studying for their first degree in a given discipline and postgraduateA postgraduate qualification refers to courses of study beyond bachelor's level, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master's and higher degrees. Eligibility for entry to a postgraduate course normally requires a completed undergraduate degree. level. Studying Psychology gives you entry to one of the fastest growing professions in the world. Employment prospects for psychology graduates are in the top 20 per cent of all professions and this is projected to rise to the top 1 per cent in the next five to ten years. Psychology offers a rich diversity of employment opportunities with our graduates working in mental and general hospitals and clinics, business and industry, education, the criminal justice system, media, marketing, sport and research.

Undergraduate courses


Bachelor of Psychological Science H344
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) H345
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science D387
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science D390

Alternative pathways to major in psychology

Bachelor of Health Sciences H300 (majoring in Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) A301

4th Year Courses

On completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology (or with enough recognised credit pointsCredit points are a measure of workload at Deakin, a full-time study load is normally 4 credit points per trimester, although 3 credit points per trimester is also considered full-time.) students can apply for an accredited 4th year course. Completion of an accredited 4th year course is required to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and/or apply for a postgraduate degree at either masters or doctoral level. We offer two accredited 4th year courses, Honours and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology. Honours FAQ Graduate Diploma FAQ


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) H451
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) H452

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma of Psychology H650 (accredited 4th year course)

Postgraduate courses

For students interested in coaching and counselling, we offer two postgraduate courses in this area. These two courses require either completion of an undergraduate degree in any field/discipline, or relevant work experience. For all of the other postgraduate degrees we offer, completion of an accredited 4th year of study is a pre-requisite.

Coaching and counselling

Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling H577
Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling H677


Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Pre-Practice) H664
Master of Psychology (Clinical) H750
Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) H752
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) H951
Doctor of Psychology (Health) H953

Research Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) H950
Master of Science H850
Master of Arts H851
Master of Applied Science H852

Supervisors and their research interests

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