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Psychology courses

From clinical psychology to sports psychology, we offer a range of learning so you can study at degree or postgraduate level.


Our graduates find employment opportunities including:

  • psychology
  • community
  • clinical
  • sports
  • researcher.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

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
Studying this professional degree you will gain a strong theoretical, research, and applied understanding of human behaviour and the interplay between psychological and social contributors to crime.
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 allows students the flexibility to combine 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.
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
Advance your counselling skills and learn how to apply them ethically. Develop your theoretical knowledge with industry-based learning and placement. Choose course specialisations that meet the current needs of the public and private industry.
Duration: 2 years
Master of Counselling (AMEP ) extends your expertise in counselling theory and practice following the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Please note: this is not an APS accredited psychology course.
Duration: 1 year

Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at VU. This program provides an APAC-accredited pathway to register for professional practice.

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 across a range of disciplines such as psychology, humanities, history, sociology and the arts.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Duration: 4 years

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Psychology provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

I’d definitely recommend Victoria University 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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