Psychology is a scientific discipline which studies the mind and its processes, behaviour and mental states.
What can I study?
Our psychology courses are community-relevant, solution-focused and aim to contribute to the production of high-quality, professional practitioners, who are adequately equipped to work in a broad range of settings and contexts.
- Clinical psychology
- Industrial and organisational psychology
- Forensic psychology
- Health psychology
Why study psychology at Deakin?
Get ready for the workforce
Teaching and research excellence
Work readiness is a key feature of psychology at Deakin. As an undergraduate psychology student you have the opportunity to undertake relevant work experience in psychology and participate in transition-to-work activities such as developing a professional portfolio, writing a resume and interviewing skills.
Our lecturers are well qualified, enthusiastic teachers and researchers with broad local and international links and experiences. You will learn from academic staff who are internationally recognised researchers with specialist skills developed through their work with outside agencies, their research and community involvement. This experience reflects and informs our teaching programs.
The School of Psychology's teaching is underpinned by excellence in research across a range of fields, including cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, forensic psychology, organisational psychology and clinical psychology. In particular, research reflects clinical, health and forensic issues; industrial and organisational psychology; human factors; and quality of life.
Career opportunities for psychology graduates
Studying psychology at Deakin gives you entry into one of the fastest growing and most diverse professional fields in Australia and around the world.
Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:
- mental health rehabilitation
- social work / youth work
- human services
- research psychology
- human resources management
- organisational development
- public relations
- child protection
- market research.
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
View all psychology courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
Postgraduate by coursework
- Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Counselling
- Graduate Diploma in Coaching and Counselling
- Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)
- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical, Health or Forensic)
Postgraduate by research
- Master of Applied Science
- Master of Arts
- Master of Psychology
- Master of Science
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)