Psychology

Why study psychology at RMIT?

Approved by the Australian Psychological Society

Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Up to 132 days of industry placement, depending on your course

Choose a course

Program

Postgraduate

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Research

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Discover psychology

Based in the real world

Develop your knowledge of psychology through evidence-based research and critical thinking exercises, as well as real-world case studies and situations. Our recently updated bachelor programs give you access to new minors and an innovative course structure that allows more flexibility in your study, while giving you the skills to excel in various specialisations.

Career outcomes

Provide support and solutions

Psychology is a broad field with many areas of specialisation including counselling, sport psychology, educational psychology, organisational psychology and forensic psychology. Pursue a career as a clinical psychologist, diagnosing and treating mental health problems, or apply your skills to a range of community and workplace settings such as hospitals, government departments, universities and community health centres.

Industry connections

In addition to industry-informed learning material, several of our psychology qualifications offer industry placement, internships or research projects. These may take place in hospitals, clinics, health facilities or justice organisations, ranging from 15 to 132 days. This ensures you will graduate job-ready, with practical skills applicable to your field of choice.

Experience psychology at RMIT

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What's next...for mental health?

With one in two Australians estimated to experience difficulties with their mental health at some stage of their lives, skilled mental health nurses are critical in providing effective treatment and support as part of wider mental health services.

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Gain practical experience in a real-world setting

Postgraduate psychology students are invited to gain practical experience as an intern at the RMIT Psychology Clinic. Supervised and mentored by senior clinical psychology staff, this hands-on clinical experience with real clients prepares you for professional practice.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.