Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

In this program, students will cover broad areas of psychology including behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. As part of this course, students will also be given the opportunity to undertake preparation for work and work placement elective units as well as elective units designed to develop counselling skills.

Course Fee:

International: $88,992

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


8 credit points in each of 3 years. A total of 24 credit points of which at least 12 credit points must be psychology units; the remaining studies in complementary health and behavioural science areas; or major from another faculty can be included. The trimester system gives students the ability to fast track the course over 2 years' of full time study.

Subjects you can Study:

Behavioural science; Biological psychology; Child and adolescent psychology; Clinical health psychology; Cognitive psychology; Personality psychology; Psychology; Psychopathology psychology; Social psychology

Study Pathways:

Graduates may apply for entry to a 1 year Honours program.

Further information:

Current requirements for registration in Victoria as a psychologist is the completion of 4 years of academic psychology studies in a course recognised by the Psychologists Board of Australia (PBA). 2 years of supervised practice is required plus the 4-year academic program. The study in psychology may consist either of an approved 4-year undergraduate sequence including an Honours year, or an approved 3-year undergraduate sequence followed by an approved fourth year of study (such as an Honours year in Psychology).


The psychology sequence offered by Deakin University is recognised for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables students to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration. The professional society (Australian Psychological Society) recognises the Psychology Honours year and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology for APS membership purposes.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 60 Yes Online 3 years
Burwood 60 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 60 Yes Part time 6 years
Warrnambool No info No Online 3 years
Warrnambool No info No Full time 3 years
Warrnambool No info No Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 59.35 No Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 59.35 No Part time 6 years

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing is the Cloud Campus where over 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities. The university has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, a high proportion of international students and others from regional areas. It engages students from non-traditional student groups through flexible learning modes and comprehensive transition programs, as well as community-based education.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. The university provides a broad range of double degrees, offering combinations such as nursing with midwifery, health sciences with information systems, and criminology with psychological science.

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