Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Deakin University

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

Study the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and gain insight into why people think, feel and behave the way they do. At the same time, you will also open the door to a world of opportunity through your study in the arts. Learn the perfect mix of skills sought by employers by studying one degree, with exposure to two distinct areas of interest. Combining your passions in psychology and the arts can open doors and make you more employable once you graduate. You will study psychology as a scientific discipline and learn to appreciate the important role it plays within society. You will cover a range of psychology areas including: behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, human social behaviour, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology Our School of Psychology is one of the largest in Victoria. It has strong partnerships with industry, including collaborative activities with government agencies, public and private organisations, hospitals and other universities. These partnerships ensure that your degree remains relevant to industry and workforce needs. You will be in high demand by employers who want graduates that are ready to face problems with confidence. You will get the chance to build real-world experience by electing to undertake the Psychology at Work (Internship) unit in your final year of study, giving you 140-hours of practical industry placement, strengthening your employment prospects. The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is also recognised for registration purposes by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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

"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au).Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds No
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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