Master of Suicidology

Griffith University

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

The Master of Suicidology provides an extension to the existing Graduate Certificate in Suicidology currently offered by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP).The program is designed to produce graduates who are knowledgeable and skilled in the identification of a range of concerns regarding suicidal behaviours and their planned management at various levels (including research, public policy, and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention). The program will allow students to explore the historical and sociological development of the complexities of suicide. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to compare different management methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each theoretical approach to treatment and management of suicidal behaviour and its prevention. Students will examine the factors that influence the development and assessment of suicidal behaviours and the ways in which current intervention and prevention strategies deal with these factors.This program does not aim to educate and train students to be clinicians (in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviour) but emphasises the importance of scientific and research-based enquiry and investigation at all levels of suicide prevention and intervention.Finally, this program offers two pathways of educational outcomes for students including a final study year focused on either research (dissertation) or coursework (elective courses of relevance to the domain of suicide research and prevention).DurationThe Master of Suicidology offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:You may be eligible to complete this program in 3 years part-time, if you have: Bachelor, related discipline ORBachelor Honours, non-related discipline ORGraduate Certificate, non-related discipline ORGraduate Diploma, non-related disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 2 years part-time (with 40 credit points of advanced standing) if you have:Graduate Certificate in Suicidology


  • Advances in Suicide Research 1
  • Advances in Suicide Research 2
  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Approaches to People Experiencing Suicidal Distress
  • Contemporary Suicide Prevention Practice 1
  • Contemporary Suicide Prevention Practice II
  • Dissertation
  • Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of Suicidal Behaviour
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Independent Practice Project
  • Independent Study 1
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Suicide Assessment Tools

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higherAny Bachelor Honours degree or higher


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 information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $29,250 No
  • Part-time : 2 years

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