The top Phsychology unis in Australia for 2017 are

  1. Edith Cowan University
  2. Macquarie University
  3. University of New England

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • psychology department size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with psychology courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Note that ECU and UNE both have large online programs. These may inflate graduate salaries because of high participation by mature-age students.

Edith Cowan University

The School of Arts and Humanities at ECU tops the subject rankings for Psychology in 2017.

ECU scores well on all quality indicators, including having the highest course satisfaction rating (92%).

Macquarie University

The Department of Psychology at Macquarie is ranked 2nd in Australia for Psychology

The Department is estimated to be the largest in Australia and has an 85% course satisfaction rating.

University of New England

The School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences at UNE is ranked in Australia’s top 3.

The School is highly rated by Psychology students and graduates (88% satisfaction).

Psychology Subject Rankings

Updated: 29 October 2016

* Combined sample size for student course satisfaction surveys.

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from the overall ranking.

Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates and potential incomes of students doing postgraduate courses.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.