Do you have a curious mind and want to help people?
Our undergraduate psychology programs develop your understanding of mental processes and human behaviour. You'll learn 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.
Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.
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.
Gain ACA accreditation in counselling with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from Victoria University. Study part-time over a two-year period and gain practical skills through industry-based placements.
Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at VU.
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.
Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.
Turn your passion for social equity and health science into an exciting profession in the field of speech pathology, sometimes referred to as speech therapy. This Australian-first dual degree will prepare you to change the future for people who have difficulties with oral communication, as well as support their families and broader community.
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Studying psychology at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
I completed four placements as part of my studies, which enabled me to grow professionally and find career direction. I made many professional contacts and developed positive relationships with each of my supervisors. I’m currently running my own practice and plan to continue to grow my business, as well as expand my professional skills.
Our graduates find employment opportunities including:
- social work
- psychology-related work in a range of settings
- youth work
Colleges & schools
Our psychology courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.