36 months
31000 AUD/year
19000 AUD/year
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The Master of Suicidology at Griffith University provides an extension to the existing Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies currently offered by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP).  


The Master of Suicidology at Griffith University 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.

Career opportunities

This program will benefit individuals currently employed in or interested in gaining employment in this speciality field including health, mental health, education, law enforcement, emergency work, clergy, social, community and youth service sectors.

This program will equip policy makers in public health, sociology and other health and human service domains with specific suicide research and prevention knowledge applicable to local, state, national and international level strategic planning.

Additionally, this program provides a pathway to higher degree research qualifications (for example, PhD in Suicidology) and a career in the academic context for those students who complete the dissertation component.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Suicide Prevention Practice
  • Advances in Suicide Research 
  • Suicide Assessment Tools
  • Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of Suicidal Behaviour  
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry 
  • Comparative Analysis of Different Approaches to Suicidal Persons  

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider - 00233E  

Entry to the Master of Suicidology program requires students to hold:

  • a 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 (from Griffith University) with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher (successful applicants will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing and will be required to complete 80 credit points in the program).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    19000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 AUD per year during 36 months.


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