Psychology

Deakin offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, honours and PhD's in Psychology courses. 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.

Students studying on campus

What can I study?

Our psychology courses offer student-centred learning, presenting you with the opportunity to study where you are, when you can and how you want. We offer a full range of courses designed to enable you to become a fully registered psychologist. The Psychology Board of Australia has approved Deakin Psychology to become a 'Board-approved supervisor training provider'. Deakin is one of only six institutions that were awarded across Australia. Deakin psychology is now accredited to provide full training.


Why study Psychology at Deakin?

Get ready for the workforce

For the undergraduate student we offer the full program at our campuses or via the cloud (online), formerly known as off-campus, depending on your personal preferences, learning styles or life circumstances, such as working full-time or living interstate or overseas. As an undergraduate psychology student you have the opportunity to undertake relevant work experience. The courses are available across three trimesters, offering the option to fast track your degree or space your study out over three trimesters in a year so you can be studying part-time all year round while you work or parent. For postgraduate students Deakin offers one of the largest range of postgraduate psychology training programs in Australia.

Teaching and learning excellence

The courses are taught by award-winning educators, catering for a different learning styles. Skills development, transition-to-work training, and work-integrated learning is included at all levels of study. All psychology programs are designed to meet the relevant requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Research that matters

We undertake research in the areas of addiction, ageing, anxiety, autism, body image, childhood and adolescence, chronic illness, criminology, depression, disability, eating disorders, obesity, offender reintegration, policing, substance abuse, workplace wellbeing, quality of life. The research profile of staff is facilitated by collaborative relationships with numerous external organisations, industry hospitals, business organisations and community and support centres, and these partnerships enable us to provide our research students with excellent opportunities to pursue their own research. Psychology hosts the Centre of Mental Health and Wellbeing research.


Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Health Sciences Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Psychology Course information for: Local Students
Postgraduate degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Doctor of Psychology (Health) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling Course information for: Local Students
Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling Course information for: Local Students
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Psychology Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Applied Science Course information for: Local Students
Master of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Psychology (Clinical) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) Course information for: Local Students International Students

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
  • counselling
  • public relations
  • education
  • child protection
  • market research.


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