Our internationally recognised psychology degrees are training the next generation of psychologists and preparing graduates to apply psychological knowledge across a range of fields that make a positive impact on the world.
Providing a unique insight into the way mental processes impact human behaviour, Flinders Psychology will give you an advantage in any field you choose. With mental health and well-being now seen as a critical public health area, psychology is of growing importance with increased demand for trained psychologists now spanning health, sports, business, and education sectors. Our graduates have an effect so strong it can change a life, a community, a society.
Get ready to join the next generation of psychology professionals.
No.1 in SA
in Psychology for overall educational experience, skills development and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2023 (postgraduate), public SA-founded universities only).
in Psychology for teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2023 (postgraduate))
Research above world standard
Flinders Psychology research rated above world standard.
(Excellence in research for Australia 2018)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Joey Ciappina has been interested in psychology since high school and is now working as Provisional Psychologist after completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
Projected employment growth 2021 to 2026
(National Skills Commission, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026).
Studying Psychology at Flinders has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the friends you make in tutorials, to the lecturers and academics who guide you through your journey, I have received nothing but unconditional support from everybody I have met at Flinders. Flinders is definitely the best choice for anybody interested in pursuing a career in Psychology”
Ksenia Zinoviev, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
A high school interest in psychology encouraged Ksenia Zinoviev to pursue her interest at Flinders University.
“I decided Psychology was the right career path after doing Psychology as part of year 11 and 12 in high school. Before this I hadn't found anything that I enjoyed as much, so I decided to continue on with it at uni”.
It was the right choice for Ksenia. Flinders’ Psychology degrees offer practical skills and knowledge taught by experts in their field, with core topics and electives designed to prepare graduates for careers with a diverse range of employers, including hospitals, government agencies, consulting firms and research centres.
Flinders Psychology is hands-on, and offers placement opportunities to help prepare students for the work force.
“I particularly enjoyed my third-year placement where I volunteered at the Flinders Uni Sleep Laboratory. I was able to put a lot of what I learned during coursework into practice, by helping administer psychological tests and questionnaires to real study participants”.
Ksenia is one of many Flinders Psychology students working towards a degree that will open the door to a range of exciting careers.
“Studying Psychology at Flinders has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the friends you make in tutorials, to the lecturers and academics who guide you through your journey, I have received nothing but unconditional support from everybody I have met at Flinders. Flinders is definitely the best choice for anybody interested in pursuing a career in Psychology”.
Leading research in topics you’ll love
You’ll be taught by experts in their field.
Flinders is home to world-leading researchers, dedicated laboratories and training clinics in areas such as mental health, sleep, education, trauma, forensic psychology and social justice. Our research is rated above world standard by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and many of our skilled staff have won local and national teaching awards. With a Psychology degree, learn how research is translated to practise as our staff provide consultations, advice and professional development to industry groups and professionals, such as judges, lawyers and medical practitioners.
Explore related fields and new combinations
Combine psychology with other areas that suit your interests and career goals.
In many of our Psychology degrees, you’ll have the opportunity to combine your study or choose electives to improve your employability and broaden your knowledge. Connect the study of human behaviour with topics such as biology, criminal justice, health, disability, legal studies, philosophy or artificial intelligence. Many of our degrees and electives are unique to Flinders—like the combined study of psychology and human resource management. By combining your degree with a qualification in another discipline, or even undertaking a few electives in a different area, you’ll connect diverse knowledge in unique ways and develop specialised abilities to help you stand out from the pack.
Flinders degrees are APAC-accredited
Graduate with a degree accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
With a Flinders Psychology degree, you will gain essential knowledge and skills required for further study to practise as a registered psychologist. Flinders has a range of APAC accredited undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees that support the next steps to become a registered psychologist as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.
Psychology offers an Honours program which is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society and is available in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), and Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
Entry to the honours program is based on academic merit.
I am deeply passionate about mental health and how with the right attitude and perspective we can improve quality of life for others. Something about Flinders just felt so much warmer and 'right' than the other university options in Adelaide. I cannot thank the teachers I have had throughout my degree enough for providing such wide perspectives, real world applied learning and unwavering standards of client care. I am extremely grateful for the passion of my teachers at Flinders it has allowed me to expand my learning and professional practice."
I am studying psychology because I want to be able to give something back to society by helping and advocating for those who are disadvantaged. Psychology allows you to branch out into a wide variety of career paths and with training in CBT I will be able to assist people to ultimately help themselves. As an adult applicant, I completed Foundation Studies to gain entry into Psychology. At Flinders, I felt supported and encouraged.
Psychology appealed to me because of the breadth of topics offered. I was surprised at the range of real-world applications from improving eyewitness testimony to managing crowd behaviour at sporting events. I’m now at the CSIRO, where I started as a research assistant before completing a PhD.
After 15 years in the physical sciences I wanted a change. I love learning about people and what makes us who we are, and as a scientist, psychology (the science of the mind) seemed like a great fit. Graduate entry into psychology opened an efficient pathway for me to change career. The coursework has been stretching yet fascinating, and the opportunity to design and lead my own research projects has been especially exciting. As a scientist who deeply cares about people I feel I have found my place!
I began my studies in psychology at Flinders in third year. The transition was simple and I felt acknowledged as a person instead of just being a number. That was important to me coming from a small high school. The outstanding experience for me was the excellent quality of supervision I received in Honours. Flinders has very passionate lecturers in a wide range of interesting fields who are keen to engage with and foster students in their areas of expertise.
Before studying psychology, I was a physiotherapist for 25 years. I got interested in mindfulness in the latter part of my physio career, teaching it to patients with chronic pain and general life stress. I was excited to know I could study psychology on a “fast track” through the postgraduate entry stream. I’m now doing a PhD, researching mindfulness in early high school as a prevention program targeting anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I feel incredibly lucky to have changed careers midstream to do work I am really passionate about.
There are amazing careers in health all over the world for you to discover.
Enhance your career opportunities by combining your degree with the likes of human resources management, sport, marketing and criminology.
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