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Explore the many sides of psychology

You will learn about all angles of psychological science, including the human mind, social psychology, research methods, child and adolescent development, personality, psychopathology and more.

At the postgraduate level you can focus on particular areas and develop your research skills, with masters in clinical and organisational psychology.

Careers in psychology

Be ready for a range of careers in psychology, including and beyond becoming a registered psychologist.

Your skills will be sought after across a variety of industries. You will gain skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, analysis and research, emotional intelligence, reflection and observation.

Learn more about careers in psychology


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

How to become a registered psychologist

All of our undergraduate courses in psychology are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and can lead to further study in pursuit of registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Your next step is to complete a fourth year of study in psychology, such as Deakin’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), or the equivalent, Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).

You will then be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the PsyBA, and eligible to apply for our masters degrees. After completing a masters degree in psychology, you are then eligible to apply for general registration as a psychologist with the PsyBA, and to the Australian Psychological Society for full membership.

I have been enjoying every second of learning here at Deakin. The study support and tutors are very friendly and approachable and do everything they can to help me.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Combine your passion for psychology with other areas of study

Deakin offers a number of degrees where you can combine valuable skills in psychology with studies in the arts, business and other health disciplines. Apply your understanding of the human mind in areas such as marketing, human resources, criminology or humanities and discover a wide range of potential career paths.

Unmatched in student satisfaction

Undergraduate psychology at Deakin leads all universities in the Australian state of Victoria for graduate satisfaction, positive overall experience, teaching practices and facilities and resources.^

Postgraduate psychology at Deakin also leads all universities in the state of Victoria for positive overall experience.^

Careers in psychology – clinical psychologist

Get an insight into studying psychology at Deakin and some of the career pathways available.

Discover Deakin’s new psychology majors

Do you have a passion for a particular area of psychology? Want to specialise in your undergraduate degree to prepare you well for your future studies and career? Study one of our three majors: forensic studies, child and family, or organisational studies.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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*QS Rankings by Subject 2021
^ (drawn from Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019 and Student Experience Survey 2017-2018)