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Learn to describe, understand and predict behaviour

If you're fascinated by the human mind, and why people can be caring, cruel, irritating, creative or wonderful - and sometimes all of those - a degree in psychology will give you a broad understanding of the way human beings relate to each other. Griffith bachelor degrees will give you a thorough grounding in clinical, developmental, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology.

You'll learn how to use interpersonal skills and the principles of counselling to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.

You'll also get to hone your psychology skills in real-life clinical settings via placements in our psychology clinics and will learn under the supervision of highly qualified clinical psychologists. Further studies can provide you with a variety of career opportunities in general psychology across a range of areas including clinical psychology, organisational psychology and other specialist fields.

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Study psychology at Griffith

Giving you an excellent foundation

Griffith is ranked in the top 200 for Psychology in the world by QS World University Rankings. Many of our lecturers have earned national teaching awards for excellence, including University Teacher of the Year.

You’ll learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural, and emotional states, and to apply psychological theories to areas such as thinking and perception, stress, health, criminal activity and group behaviour.

Start your study in one of three trimesters, and give yourself the flexibility to plan your study load to suit your needs.

We offer a number of degrees which emphasise different aspects of psychology study, and their likely career paths:

  1. Our new Bachelor of Counselling will enable you to make a real and potentially immediate difference in people’s lives. You’ll apply your 350 hours of on-campus training in counselling to placement opportunities.
  2. The Bachelor of Psychological Science is our most flexible degree, perfect if you want maximum choice. It’s the ideal platform to study a double degree paired with Business, Exercise Science, Law or Criminology.
  3. The Bachelor of Psychology with Honours is the pathway to the major commitment of becoming a registered psychologist. In its fourth year, you’ll begin research training and be introduced to professional practice.

One of fewer than 20 male Aboriginal Registered Psychologists nationally, Psychological Science (Honours) graduate Clinton Schultz founded Marumali Consultations to provide culturally responsive wellbeing support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. He also created Sobah, Australia’s first non–alcoholic Aboriginal-owned craft beer.

Lauren King

Griffith Psychology Graduate

For student Lauren King, the chance to study psychology at Griffith has been a gift after moving from her hometown of Albury, NSW and being offered a Griffith scholarship. 'I had always dreamed of studying psychology in a warm coastal environment once school was finished, but I was also concerned about the financial implications as I knew that I would have to support myself,' she said. 'I was really keen to get up to Queensland and knew that I would be able to make a success of things, whatever happened. It just so happened that the letter from Griffith came on the day I was leaving!'

Lauren King


We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Your skills are valuable in a range of professions

Studying psychology gives you a broad range of transferable skills. Griffith graduates complete their studies with the training and experience to begin working straight away

Demand for counsellors and their skills is expected to grow strongly in Australia to November 2019* and the Bachelor of Counselling has been designed with input from frontline counselling agencies, including what they require in graduates.

Our other degrees will also give you a thorough grounding in how psychology applies to:

  • mental health
  • development and ageing
  • neuroscience
  • thinking and perceiving
  • personality
  • criminal activity
  • social relationships
  • working in organisations.

*Australian Government Job Outlook, March 2016.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

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Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 29 April — Thursday 29 April

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July


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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

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Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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