UNSW Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a rapid pathway to becoming a professional Psychologist. If you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline, you can complete this qualification as the first step to becoming a professional Psychologist, or use it to expand your career options within a wide range of industries.

Delivered online, the two-year part-time program provides you with a solid foundation in the principles of psychology, covering theoretical and contemporary issues, with a focus on current empirical research. You'll develop important critical thinking and skills in analysis and research methods.  

Core courses include learning and memory; abnormal psychology; psychology across the lifespan; neural mechanisms of psychological phenomena; and research methods and statistics. 

Personalised Learning 

Delivered 100% online with six intake periods per year so you can personalise your study around work commitments.  

Study With Australia’s Leading Psychology School 

When you study with the UNSW School of Psychology, you’ll learn with globally recognised scholars. Our staff have international reputations for their research excellence, working collaboratively with academics at prestigious universities across the world.  It is the leading School of Psychology in Australia across a range of local and international ranking barometers.

Your Career 

The graduate diploma in psychology is accredited by The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). It is the first step to professional accreditation as a professional psychologist which opens up a broad range of opportunities to you including: 

  • Organisational psychologist 
  • Forensic psychologist 
  • Clinical psychologist 
  • Market researcher / Analyst 
  • Management consultant 
  • Business consultant. 

What Our Students Say 

“I chose psychology because I was interested in understanding the “whys” that underlie human behaviour. Throughout my degree not only have I been able to learn about the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of behaviour. I have also gained hands-on experience in research discovering some of these “whys” for myself.” 

- Sarah Altmann, Bachelor of Psychology graduate 

Find Out More

You can find more information on the graduate diploma in psychology including entry requirements on  UNSW Degree Finder.

How to apply

Visit the program website before applying.