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School of Psychology

Welcome to the School of Psychology

The University of Adelaide’s School of Psychology is one of Australia’s most prestigious, offering you a world-class learning environment and delivering outstanding research and education.

Psychology is the scientific study and development of useful ways of understanding people’s thoughts and behaviours. If you wish to pursue a career or interest in psychology, the School of Psychology can take you in many rewarding directions.

Study Psychology with us

From the Bachelor of Psychological Science, to the combined Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Psychology options, we offer a range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

At postgraduate level, we’re unique in South Australia in offering three professional master’s programs leading to registration as a psychologist (clinical, health, and organisational and human factors). You’ll also find the school has a vibrant PhD student body, with over 80 higher degree by research students studying across our various research areas.

Learn more about studying with us.


Get hands-on experience in our teaching clinics

Master’s students develop real world psychology skills at our affiliated Adelaide teaching clinics and practices: the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression; and Ngartunna Wiltanendi.

Learn more about our teaching clinics.


Psychology research

Our school’s research spans many fields of psychological inquiry, but reflects particular strengths in the areas of health, disability and lifespan development, cognition and brain, and social and organisational psychology.

Learn more about our research in psychology.


Learn from our talented staff

Working closely with our collaborators in the professional psychology field, they also train the next generation of psychologists at our teaching clinics and practices across Adelaide.

Learn more about our School of Psychology staff.

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