Master of Suicidology

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$18,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher
  • Any Bachelor Honours degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2021 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 31 January 2021

About this program

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).


The Master of Suicidology offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline
Bachelor Honours, non-related discipline
Graduate Certificate, non-related discipline
Graduate Diploma, non-related discipline
3 years part-time
Graduate Certificate in Suicidology 2 years part-time (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3382 Graduate Certificate in Suicidology Online Trimester 1 only
5666 Master of Suicidology (this program) Online Trimester 1 only

Note: Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Suicidology program will be offered part-time online.

You can access course materials, participate in discussion forums, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

My 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.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Suicidology (5666)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information