Deakin University

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

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

In Deakin’s Bachelor of Psychological Science you will cover many aspects of human behaviour and personality, which will prepare you for a range of careers in the fast-growing health sector, and give you the option of pursuing further study towards provisional registration as a psychologist. To help you prepare for what’s next, you will have the option of undertaking 140 hours of real-world experience with an industry placement that strengthens your employment prospects.This course is offered at every campus and online, so you can study where and when it suits you.Our flexible trimester system means you can fast-track the course over two years of full-time study.The Bachelor of Psychological Science is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration as a psychologist. The course is also accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


The course comprises a total of 24 credit points which must include at least 13 Psychology units. No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1. Students must complete a minimum of 7 credit points at each level. A maximum of 8 credit points (electives) may be taken outside the Faculty of Health.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquires at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


All of the psychology courses offered at Deakin meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), translating into excellent job and career opportunities for our graduates. Deakin's Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

If you are intending to become a psychologist, this course is the pathway to a 4th year level of study (honours or graduate diploma level). After completing a 4th year of study, you will be eligible to apply to register as a provisional psychologist. Students wishing to become fully registered psychologists can then apply to continue their study by undertaking one of the following: Master of Psychology (Clinical); Master of Psychology (Organisational); Master of Professional Psychology; Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) International: $106,240 No
  • Part-time : 6 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $106,240 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $106,240 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Warrnambool International: $106,240 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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