Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced)

  • CRICOS code: 026666K

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


The science of psychology involves a wide range of perspectives and approaches, with psychological research findings having important applications in areas such as health, education, business and commerce as well as a wide range of societal issues.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) at the University of Melbourne has been designed to build on the knowledge and skills attained in the APAC accredited Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

The course provides students with flexibility and choice in advanced coursework in the core discipline areas of Psychology, as well as an opportunity to undertake advanced training in the conduct of a significant research project, and to develop pre-professional knowledge of the ethical principles and assessment and interviewing skills that underpin further professional training as a psychologist.

It is also the recommended pathway for students wishing to undertake a higher research degree in Psychology to pursue a career in psychological research.

Course description

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) is identical in content and assessment to the Psychology Honours program (via the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine).

However, the two programs differ in their award requirements. Honours students require a minimum overall mark of 65% to be awarded the degree, whereas Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) students require a minimum overall mark of 50%. The academic results obtained through both courses are considered equivalent for those intending to undertake further study.

More information on the Graduate Degree pathway to become a psychologist at this link 

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Past webinar

Fourth Year Psychology and Master of Applied Psychology Information Evening

Are you interested in joining our Fourth Year in Psychology or Master of Applied Psychology programs? Hear from the academic convenors and current students to gain insight into what each course entails.

While the Honours entry WAM stated in this session gave an indicative number that was relevant to the previous year’s entry, each year the selection cutoff threshold changes, dependent on the applicant numbers and the number of places available in that year.

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