School of Psychology

Deakin's School of Psychology is one of the largest and most progressive psychology departments in Australia.

Psychology graduates have particularly high employment prospects, especially when they've studied at Deakin.

Our numerous partnerships help students and researchers launch successful careers.


Study psychology at Deakin

Find out what our students think about studying psychology at Deakin.

Our disciplines

All the undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer at the School of Psychology are grouped into several disciplines:

Your psychology degree – your way

There's a rich diversity of employment opportunities for psychology graduates. Past Deakin students work in mental and general health settings, the criminal justice system, business and industry, education, media, marketing, sports and, of course, research.

Study online

At undergraduate level, almost a third of our students study online. We have students living as far away as Alaska, as remote as the North-West Kimberley and as nearby as Footscray.


Fast-track or study part time

With Deakin's trimester system it's possible to complete an entire psychology degree in just two years. On the other hand, you might choose to space your course out and study part time while you work or parent.

Experience in the workplace

Some of our psychology courses offer units in practical work experience. We partner with over 450 organisations in Australia and around the world to give you as much choice in your placement as possible. Proven ability to apply your knowledge in a work situation is one of the most valuable skills you can provide to a prospective employer.

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Prolific research and the latest facilities

Our researchers work in an environment that's extremely well-equipped with cutting-edge equipment. For example, our Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) team use techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

We are prolific publishers and our research is known across the world.

Learn more about the school's research

Find out how to become a research degree student

Our staff

Read more about the expert staff who make up the School of Psychology.

Meet the school's staff

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