Deakin University

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

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

Curious about what makes people think, feel and behave the way they do? Deakin's Bachelor of Psychological Science covers many aspects of human behaviour and personality, and prepares you for a range of careers in the fast-growing health sector. The course also sets you up to pursue further study towards provisional registration as a psychologist. You will have the option of undertaking 140 hours of real-world experience with an industry placement that strengthens your employment prospects and helps you graduate work-ready. This course is offered at every campus and online, so you can study where and when it suits you. Plus, our flexible trimester system means you can fast-track the course over two years of full-time study. Deakin is also the only university in Victoria where you can study specialist psychology majors during your undergraduate degree, so you can pursue your interests early on with a major in Child and Family, Organisational Studies or Forensic Studies.


The course comprises a total of 24 credit points which must include the following:At least 14 must be Psychology units (i.e "HPS") unitsAt level 1, four Psychology units, HPS111, HPS121, HPS104 and HPS105, and one foundation health unit, HBS110, are compulsory. At level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203 and HPS204 are compulsory. At level 3, HPS301, HPS307, HPS308 and HPS310 are compulsoryIn addition the following three electives must be completedONE HPS2XX or ONE HPS3XX electiveONE HPS3XX electiveONE HPS3XX or ONE (Health elective) H%3XXNo more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1Students 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 HealthStudents may choose to accelerate their progress through the course by selecting from the following units that are normally offered in Trimester 3: HBS110, HPS104, HPS105, HPS111, HPS121, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS206 (psychology elective unit), HPS301, HPS307, HPS308 and HPS310. Following completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science students intending to become psychologists must successfully apply for and complete a level-4 Honours year or the level-4 Graduate Diploma of Psychology. All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).


  • 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
  • ATAR: 66.85
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $106,240
  • ATAR: 59
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $106,240
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Warrnambool International: $106,240
  • ATAR: 71
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.
Related careers

Become a member

Already a member? LoginForgot password?

Join the conversation