Psychology

Why study Psychology at La Trobe?

Both of our psychology courses give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed for careers such as clinical psychology, management, research, marketing, teaching, human resources and more.

We offer a range of psychology electives and the flexibility for you to do a range of subjects in other disciplines.

You will attend weekly practical classes and undertake small group work. We also offer regular guest lectures by expert researchers and practitioners.

You'll have access to outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities, Australia's first Autism Research Centre and learn from psychologists working in our Psychology Clinic, which offers services to the general public.

To find out more about studying Psychology at La Trobe, visit the Department of Psychology & Counselling website.

Career opportunities

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist. See Become a Psychologist for more information about psychology, the professional accreditation process and study requirements.

If you complete a Bachelor of Psychological Science, you can work in a range of organisations, including research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resources, marketing and advertising, recruitment, counselling and statistics.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work

Semester starts: Semester 1 (March) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer. 4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent 3 years

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Bachelor of Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent 4 years

Doctor of Social Work (Professional Doctorate)

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Master of Art Therapy

Semester starts: Semester 1 (February) Semester 1 (February)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. 2 years

Master of Clinical Psychology

Semester starts: Semester 1 (March) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time 2 years

Master of Social Work

Semester starts: 12 February, 2018 See additional information
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-4 years part time. 2 years

Bachelor of Psychology - Dr Arthur Stukas

Dr Arthur Stukas discusses the benefits of studying the Bachelor of Psychology at La Trobe University

Daniel Wright,
Bachelor of Psychological Science

"Fundamentally, psychology is about understanding people, why they think, feel and behave the way they do."

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.