Psychology

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Explore the human mind by studying a psychology course at Deakin, while building the skills and knowledge to provide meaningful help and support.

Psychology teaching quality well above industry benchmarks*

Victoria's only postgraduate organisational psychology program

Graduate job ready with access to industry placements

Disciplines within psychology

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Learn in the real world

Experience is invaluable, because in psychology we draw on the 'human element': the ability to listen and empathise. At Deakin, we emphasise learning from real life, and we make this possible through our unique partnerships, peer-mentoring and transition-to-work activities.

Finish work-ready

You'll have opportunities to undertake work experience while you complete your course. 

The School of Psychology has valuable links with workplace partners, so you can graduate with a resume already full of real-life experience.

Study where it suits you

Study where you want to live: the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Warrnambool Campus. Or, even online through our Cloud Campus.

Research excellence

As a research student, doors will open to collaborations with our external partners including industry, hospitals, businesses, local communities and support centres.

Our expert supervisors will guide your enquiry into human behaviour and help you make your mark in the research world.

Specialise with our unique majors

Specialise in an area of interest from the start of your psychology journey by studying one of our three majors in your undergraduate psychology degree. Prepare yourself well for a career or further study in an area you're passionate about.

Undergraduate psychology majors at Deakin

Our undergraduate psychology degrees have changed, and now, you can start specialising sooner than ever before. With Deakin, you can get a head start in your dream career with our three new psychology-specific majors.

  • Learn to support the health and development of family systems with a child and family major.
  • Explore organisational behaviour, recruitment and change management by majoring in organisational studies.
  • Dive into criminology, forensic psychology and criminal justice issues with a major in forensic studies.

We’re the only university in Victoria where you can study specialist psychology majors during your undergraduate degree.

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Victoria's only postgrad organisational course

We have the only course in Victoria where you can study organisational psychology, learning how to increase team effectiveness and workplace productivity.

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