Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Study people's behaviour, their cognitive processes, and the factors that influence all of us to think and act in different ways. The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) requires students to combine research with professional study, and offers units in the humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts. As a student of this course, you'll study psychology as a scientific discipline and appreciate the important role it plays within society. Some of the areas you'll learn about include behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. You'll also explore selected arts, social science and humanities disciplines. This course is perfect for empathetic people who are passionate, understanding people who wish to better understand themselves and those around them.

Structure

  • To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a student must successfully complete 24 credit points of study including: 10 credit points of Psychology units including the approved 10-credit-point Psychology major sequence, 10 credit points of Arts units including an approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points
  • 4 electives credit points from units offered by either Faculty or by another Faculty. no more than 10 credit points at Level 1
  • a minimum 4 credit points at level 3
  • Academic Integrity AAI018 (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Buddhist studies
  • Children's literature
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Digital media
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Film, television and animation
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography and society
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Islamic studies
  • Journalism
  • Language and culture studies
  • Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Middle east studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics and policy studies
  • Professional experience and practice
  • Psychology
  • Public relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport and society
  • Studies of religion
  • Sustainability and society
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4
  • A study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waurn Ponds International: $90,888
  • ATAR: 55
Yes No information available
Burwood International: $90,888
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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