School of Psychology

Home to leading teaching programs and research centres

Deakin’s School of Psychology is one of the largest in Victoria. Our expert academics and strong industry partnerships shape our courses and provide our researchers and students with valuable career and networking opportunities.

Courses that are influenced by industry and research insights

We offer a diverse range of psychology courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, enabling you to complete your entire study journey at Deakin. All Deakin psychology courses meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBa) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Gain experience on a psychology placement

Some of our psychology courses provide you with the opportunity to complete work placements and gain industry experience while you study. We partner with a diverse range of organisations in Australia and overseas, providing you with as much choice in your placement as possible.

Supervisor training for registered psychologists

If you're already a registered psychologist, we offer a supervisor training program approved by the Psychology Board of Australia. The program is designed to meet the needs of registered psychologists who seek or wish to retain supervisor endorsement for supervising colleagues, students and others.

Learn more about our supervisor training program

I’ve really enjoyed learning about the human condition and why we act and behave as we do. As mental health is still very much a passion, I hope to use the Bachelor of Psychological Science as a foundation for mental health social work once I’m qualified.

Emily Brown

Bachelor of Psychological Science student

Psychology pathways 

Whether you're planning to land a job in the mental health field after your first degree, pursue postgraduate study to become a registered psychologist, or follow a research pathway; you'll be career ready.

Psychology registration

Our psychology sequence is recognised by both the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society. Find out how your studies and training can lead to registration as a psychologist.

Find out more about psychology registration

Learn in our cognitive neuroscience facilities

Learn in our cognitive neuroscience facilities

Learn in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built cognitive neuroscience facility at our Melbourne Burwood Campus where you can use techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography. Our facilities will help you further your understanding of the human body and mind.

Meet our expert psychology staff

Meet our expert psychology staff

As a student or researcher, you’ll learn from and collaborate with staff who are well recognised for their contributions to the field. Our school consists of more than 160 expert staff who contribute to our teaching and research.

Explore exciting careers in psychology

While some graduates go on to become registered psychologists, others may pursue roles in related professions or entirely different fields. At Deakin, you'll have plenty of opportunities to tailor your studies towards areas you're interested in.

Thinking about doing a higher degree by research?

We have a strong research culture and a proud history of applying findings to clinical practice, education programs and policy. Our school is home to several research centres, each one working closely with numerous external organisations to translate research into action.

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Our partnerships

The School of Psychology has links with universities around the world for academic collaborations and student exchange. We also have many industry partners who offer our students applied research opportunities and work placements.

We also offer consultancy to some of our industry partners for a commercial fee. These projects often arise from our partnerships, though they may also be in response to public tenders. Projects can involve training programs, the development of materials, data collection and analysis, evaluations and advice.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about psychology courses or research, please contact us.

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