School of Psychology

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

About the School of Psychology

Ranked in the world’s top 1%*, our School of Psychology is home to leading teaching programs and research centres. Our courses are influenced by industry and research insights, which enables students to gain a contemporary understanding of the human mind and behaviour.

Students and researchers can also benefit from our strong partner network which includes a wide range of private industry, government, and mental healthcare organisations. This provides extensive opportunities for networking, work-integrated-learning, and collaborative research projects.

Discover the psychology course for you

We offer a diverse range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, enabling you to complete your entire study journey at Deakin. All psychology courses offered at Deakin meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBa) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), translating into excellent job and career opportunities for our graduates.

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Gain experience in the workplace

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

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Explore exciting careers in psychology

A psychology qualification can prepare you for many diverse career paths. 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.

I've gained so much confidence in myself, and been given the space and support to figure out who I want to be and how to get there. Deakin has allowed me to find my strengths.

Emma Stephens

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Our people

Our school consists of more than 160 expert staff who contribute to our teaching and research.

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Already a registered psychologist?

If you're already a registered psychologist, Deakin offers a supervisor training program approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). 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.

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Prolific research and the latest facilities

Our researchers work in an environment that's well resourced with cutting-edge equipment. For example, our Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) team use techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG). We are prolific publishers and our research is known across the world.

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Our research centres

Our school is home to several research centres, each one working closely with numerous external organisations to translate research into action.


* 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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