Psychology

Psychologists support people’s health and wellbeing by helping them understand the way they think, behave, feel and learn.


  • Be part of a remarkable health culture

    The University of Adelaide has a reputation for excellence in health education dating back more than 135 years. We're also home to one of the world’s top 150 psychology schools*.

    Our School of Psychology has strong connections to industry with expertise in the areas of health, disability and the lifespan; brain and cognition; social and organisational psychology. And all our teaching is informed by our research, which is universally rated 'above world standard'^.

  • Give yourself multiple career options

    Our psychology and psychology-related degrees can get you started on countless rewarding career paths.

    Your highly developed critical thinking skills—and your unique understanding of human behaviour—will be valuable to a huge range of jobs and sectors, including human resource management, advertising, marketing and research. Or, you might work in community services and provide mental health services to children or adults.

    And if you complete one of our masters-level psychology programs, you can become a practising clinical, health or organisational psychologist.

  • Career prospects

    Employment growth for the majority of psychology-related roles range from strong to very strong.

Make History in Psychology

Have a passion for helping others? Interested in the connection between the brain and behaviour? Hear from students Nicola and Jaclyn on embarking their rewarding Psychology careers with Adelaide.

  • Ranked top 150 globally for Psychology*
  • Producing ‘world standard’ research in Psychology^
  • Leads into multiple careers with strong growth predicted (13% by 2026)

* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
^Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018
'Psychologists and Psychotherapists' category—Jobs and Skills Australia

Choose your level of study
The balance between academic and social life has been well emphasised by the University, and the engagement of staff with students is incredible. This university is perfect for anyone seeking to achieve a high academic standing in a fun, supportive environment.