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Psychology courses

Our undergraduate psychology programs develop understandings of mental processes and human behaviour, and provide opportunities to increase your practical skills in communication, group work and critical thinking. Our view of psychology includes perspectives on human diversity and social inclusion as the basis for developing healthy communities. Our masters programs include Professional psychology, Clinical Psychology and Community Psychology.


Our graduates find employment opportunities including:

  • psychology
  • community
  • clinical
  • sports
  • researcher.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 9 courses

Duration: 3 years
Choose your specialisation in arts from a range of subject areas and open up a world of career options. This course gives you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of Majors.
Duration: 3 years

Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.

Duration: 6 years
This double degree provides students with the opportunity to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 5 years
This double degree combines studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 3 years
This psychology course will help you develop an understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships, communication and cognitive processes.
Duration: 1 year
Study at an advanced level, complete a research thesis and gain a higher qualification. Further develop your capacity for informed, conceptual thinking and research skills.
Duration: 4 years
Get the flexibility to combine study in psychology with a business specialisation. Combining studies in psychology and business will enable students to gain expertise in understanding the behaviour of individuals in group and organisational settings.
Duration: 4 years
Get a better understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships and communication.
Duration: 4 years
This course delivers a balance across the biological sciences, social sciences and humanities for a career in the sport, fitness, exercise and human movement professions.

Postgraduate 5 courses

Duration: 2 years
Become a professional clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults when you study the Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology).
Duration: 2 years

Pursue a career as a community psychologist. Become a part of a vibrant learning environment where your psychology skills and knowledge will be directed towards applied community psychology.

Duration: 2 years

The Graduate Diploma of Counselling will extend your expertise in counselling theory and practice.

Duration: 2 years
Further your knowledge in counselling theory and practice through VU’s Master of Counselling.
Duration: 1 year

Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at VU.

Postgraduate research 3 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
Postgraduate research opportunities are available in humanities, history, sociology and the arts.
Duration: 4 years

Undertake your PhD in a world-leading research centre. Victoria University's Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) provides expert supervision in a wide range of disciplines.

Duration: 4 years

Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.

I’d definitely recommend VU and the course I’m doing. The lecturers and tutors are good and it’s a lot more student-oriented than other universities. I’m currently on placement at Footscray Hospital for two hours a week helping to counsel people in the oncology ward and long term my goal is to be a registered clinical psychologist.
Natasha Jones

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