Top 1% worldwide for psychology


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian university for course satisfaction


Professionally recognised courses


Award-winning university career service


Find a psychology degree

Explore how the human mind works. Develop the knowledge and skillset to help others with a psychology degree from Deakin.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Looking for a psychology degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Psychology at Deakin is industry-informed and based on practical workplace experience.

Strong industry connections

Deakin holds strong ties with several leading organisations across a range of industries, including government agencies, hospitals and other universities. Our psychology graduates have gone on to work with organisations such as Barwon Health, Cancer Council, Corrections Victoria and Monash IVF.

Practical learning opportunities

Deakin psychology students undertake valuable industry experience while they study. This means you can graduate in-demand and confident of your skills to pursue a rewarding career in psychology.

Pathways to Deakin

Pathways to Deakin

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Health Sciences and transition directly into the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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Professional recognition

All Deakin undergraduate psychology courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and can lead to further study in pursuit of registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Your next step is to complete a fourth year of study in psychology, such as our 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 Psychology Board of Australia, and eligible to apply for our postgraduate psychology degrees. After completing a masters degree in psychology, you are then eligible to apply for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and to the Australian Psychological Society for full membership.

Top professional roles in psychology

There is significant demand for mental health professionals worldwide. Over 11,300 new jobs for counsellors and psychologists in Australia is projected by 2028.*

A psychology qualification can prepare you for a wide range of diverse and exciting careers. You may go on to become a registered psychologist, pursue roles in complementary professions or find employment in entirely different fields.

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We are ranked top 1% of universities worldwide

Learn from the best – Deakin is one of the leading universities in the world. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, research, courses and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.

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.

Samridhi, India

Bachelor of Psychological Science

World-class teaching experiences 

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning prepares you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

One of a kind

Deakin is the only university in the Australian state of Victoria to offer psychology majors at the undergraduate level, giving you the edge over your future colleagues and peers.

A leader for psychology

You can choose Deakin with confidence; we're the #1 university in Victoria for teaching, facilities, resources and support services for both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students.

Combine your passions

We offer a number of degrees where you can combine valuable skills in psychology with studies in the arts, business and other health disciplines. Combine your passions and discover a wide range of potential career paths.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.
*2023 Employment Projections - for the five years to 2028, Jobs and Skills Australia

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