Study psychology in Australia

Psychology at Deakin University, Australia

Study the mind and human behaviour with Deakin University’s School of Psychology and benefit from hundreds of industry partnerships which enrich your learning experience and help to ensure you are career-ready. Discover the complexity of human personality, cognitive processes and the factors that influence all of us to think and act in different ways.

Develop the academic, practical and research skills to be ready for a range of careers where expertise in psychological science is highly valued. Deakin University’s integrated approach to psychology teaching and research, combined with clinical training opportunities and access to the latest facilities, will prepare you for a rich and rewarding career.

Deakin University is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide for psychology.*

*QS Rankings by Subject


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Graduate job-ready

With an Deakin psychology degree, you can explore career opportunities in the health industry, the criminal justice system, community welfare, social work, youth support, not for profit aid, business, research and much more. There are diverse career options available to psychology graduates, whether you wish to continue studying to pursue general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a psychologist, or begin working straight away in psychology-related fields. You will develop your skills through practical work experience and take advantage of our global partnerships with many organisations and clinical training programs, so you can graduate with an advantage.

Professional recognition

All of Deakin’s psychology courses meet the relevant requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). They are also professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This means your Deakin psychology degree will be well-respected by employers.

Whenever you have difficulty in understanding concepts, take it from me, the tutors, lecturers and study support staff, especially for psychology, are all very helpful and will do everything in their power to ensure that your doubts are cleared.

Samridhi Gupta, India

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Psychology degrees

Find out more about studying psychology at Deakin or select a psychology degree from the table below.

Undergraduate psychology degrees

Postgraduate psychology degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.


We offer an exciting research program in psychology, with expert supervisors who are connected to national and international research teams. At Deakin’s School of Psychology, we have seven research centres, each one working closely with external organisations to turn research into action. These partnerships provide our research students with exceptional opportunities to work on meaningful programs that make a real difference.

Learn from the best

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

Deakin undergraduate psychology graduate satisfaction is ranked significantly above the national benchmark and ranks higher than all universities in the state of Victoria.#

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

# (drawn from Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019 and Student Experience Survey 2017-2018)

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