Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Mental Health Practice

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

In this integrated vertical degree, you'll gain a thorough grounding in the application of clinical, development, biological, cognitive, social, and organisational psychology. You'll then build on this broad knowledge base with studies in the growing specialist area of mental health practice. You'll learn the latest evidence-based research and specialised knowledge about health services for people with mental illness. You'll collaborate with consumers, carers, and mental health professionals in your studies so that you're prepared for a profession in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential.When undertaking the Master of Mental Health Practice, students will be able to complete either a Dissertation stream or Practice stream. Students completing the Dissertation stream will complete a research dissertation on an area of interest in the mental health field. This will provide students with the knowledge and skills for conducting independent research projects and the research experience necessary for those who wish to pursue a PhD or Master of Philosophy. For those students not interested in research, the Practice stream which includes coursework only may be preferred. All students will commence in the Practice stream. Students wishing to complete the Dissertation stream can transfer to that stream when all eligibility criteria have been successfully met.


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Counselling
  • Behaviour Change Skills
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Consumer, Carer, and Community Engagement in Mental Health
  • Counselling Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
  • Psychology in Professional Contexts
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

A further year of study that leads to the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2004) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2033) is available to students who meet the specified requirements for admission to the Honours program.Students who have successfully completed the Master of Mental Health Practice (Dissertation stream only) may be eligible for admission to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) subject to the specified requirements for candidature in the Higher Degree Research Policy.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $122,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Mt Gravatt Campus International: $122,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Online International: $122,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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