I am a
- High school student
- Mature student (18+)
- International student
You’re considered an international student if you are:
- intending to study on a student visa, or
- not an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, or
- not a holder of an Australian permanent residency, or
- not a holder of an Australian humanitarian visa
- Parent or guardian
I'm interested in
My child is interested in
Where would you like to study?
Where would your child like to study?
Professional development and short courses
- We offer a range of professional development courses.
- Find out more
Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020
For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.
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.
Book a one-on-one Q&A
Book a personalised 30-minute chat with our study advisers to have your questions answered.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!'
|Bachelor of Counselling||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychological Science||Mount Gravatt
|Bachelor of Psychological Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||Mount Gravatt
|Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology||Gold Coast
|Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Psychology||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Case Management||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies||Online
|Master of Architecture||Gold Coast
|Master of Clinical Psychology||Gold Coast
|Master of Forensic Mental Health||Online
|Master of Mental Health Practice||Other
|Master of Organisational Psychology||Mount Gravatt
|Master of Suicidology||Online
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Business||Nathan
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice||Mount Gravatt
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Mental Health Practice||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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
- thinking and perceiving
- criminal activity
- social relationships
- working in organisations.
*Australian Government Job Outlook, March 2016.
26 May 2020
Griffith acknowledges National Reconciliation Week
25 May 2020
Doctor, researcher and disability advocate says COVID-19 highlights healthcare rationing issues
Monday 24 February
Trimester 1: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.
Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April
Parent and Student Information Webinars
Monday 6 July — Wednesday 8 July
Trimester 2: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July
Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED
TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.
Tuesday 21 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Monday 3 August
Townsville Careers Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Sunday 9 August
On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.
Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September
Mature Student Open Evenings
No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.
Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.