Why study psychology at La Trobe?

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'Well above world standard'

Our research in psychology and cognitive sciences is top-rated nationally and rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

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Top 200 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 for psychology.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: psychology

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Practical experience

Build hands-on skills with an elective placement at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Find out more about our health placements

Career opportunities in psychology

Career pathways

Studying psychology builds transferable skills in communication, analytical thinking and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Psychologist*
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Youth worker
  • Case worker
  • HR adviser
  • Market researcher

*Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia requires completion of a course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Future employers

Potential employers of psychology graduates include:

  • Research institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Headspace
  • Mind Australia
  • Corrections Victoria
  • Wesley Mission
  • Berry Street

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