Master of Suicidology

Griffith University

This program provides an extension to the graduate certificate, making students skilled in identifying 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).

Course Fee:

Australian: $27,000
International: $58,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a related field such as medical, social or behavioural science, psychological sciences, social work, community welfare, human services, public health, nursing, education, criminology, anthropology, law; or a Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma qualification in a different discipline area; or a Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher


120 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Who for:

Graduates wanting to extend their skills in relation to suicidal behaviour

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online No info Part time 3 years
Online No info Part time 2 to 3 years
Mount Gravatt No info No Part time 3 years
Mount Gravatt No info No Online
Griffith University offer more than 350 qualifications across 5 campuses in Queensland. Griffith University serves more than 40,000 students. Approximately half of Griffith students study full-time and on-campus.

Provider CRICOS: 00233E

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