We bring together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventative, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences ensuring we are uniquely positioned to address some of the grand challenges faced by our society.
Our Research Programs
Our world-leading research program encompasses several broad research hubs and centres all aimed at better understanding the human experience for the betterment of humanity.
Complex Human Data Hub
The science behind how we measure human experience and behaviour.View
Ethics and Well-being Hub
The science of doing good and feeling well.View
Decision Science Hub
The science behind our choices.View
Brain and Mental Health Hub
Advancing our understanding and treatment of mental and neurological disorders.View
Contemplative Studies CentreThe Centre fuses contemplative wisdom, innovative research, lifelong education, authentic dialogue and practice in the pursuit of knowledge to allow us, our society, and our world to flourish.View
Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change
Generating research outcomes that contribute to population-level improvements in health and well-being and promote socially responsible behaviours that enhance the human habitat.View
Mental Health PhD Program
Launched in March 2018, the Program is a joint initiative of the University's School of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Mental Health, and the Department of Psychiatry - joined in 2020 by the Centre for Youth Mental Health and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health.
This academic seminar series features outstanding speakers from Australia and around the globe.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Recognised as one of the finest psychology schools in the world, the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences attracts some of the best students nationally and internationally to its broad range of programs.
Study with us
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics, are the perfect way to begin in the field of psychological sciences.View
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences is committed to creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to succeed in the field of psychological sciences and, in particular, to increase the number of Indigenous Australians who receive training as professional psychologists.View
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
Current Student Resources
Resources for each program, such as administrative and research procedures, important forms, assessment information and student support.View
Why study Psychology at University of Melbourne?
Study Pathways at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Psychology can be studied as either an accredited sequence, an unaccredited sequence or as individual subjects of study. By offering multiple options you have the flexibility to tailor your study to your academic interests.
Careers in Psychology
There are career opportunities for psychology graduates in a variety of contexts including health, community agency, private practice, research, or in one of many industries that build upon psychology studies.
Accreditation and Profession
All courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences have been conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council which is the approved accrediting authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession by the Psychology Board of Australia.
There are a number of societies in the School run either by students or research groups, set up with the aim to provide a support network for particular groups of students.
Engaging with our community is an intrinsic part of our mission. Our globally-engaged academics seek to share and promote the use of psychological knowledge in solving major social and health challenges.
This year, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) celebrates 75 years of psychological education and research at the University of Melbourne. We look forward to exploring and acknowledging the rich history of psychological education and the impact that our alumni, staff and students have had on the world. Join us as we celebrate our community and look at what the future holds for psychological sciences.
Celebrating 75 years
Engage with us
Through our renowned #PsychTalks engagement series, we seek to contribute knowledge, thought-leadership and innovative ideas to our community.View
Our pride in our graduates and in their dedication to improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
As a friend and supporter of this school, your contribution can help create scholarships for our students, support groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.View
Collaborate with us
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
Head of School Welcome
Welcome to the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Melbourne. Located in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, we are consistently recognised as one of the finest in the world.
Links to the profiles of our current professional, honorary staff and academic staff.
University Melbourne Psychology Clinic
The University of Melbourne’s Psychology Clinic is a teaching clinic that provides low-cost, high quality clinical services to adults 17 years and over living in Melbourne. The Clinic is a component of the University's professional training program in Psychology and has been running since the 1970's. Postgraduate students working towards their clinical degrees (Master of Clinical Psychology, or Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD) see adult patients under the supervision of The University of Melbourne’s faculty members who senior clinicians and registered clinical psychologists.
Psychology at the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history since the founding of the Department of Psychology in 1946. In the following 70 years the School has grown to become an internationally recognised research leader across many fields including cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, social and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and quantitative psychology.
View our publications to learn about our teaching and research initiatives.