Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

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

Deakin is also the only university in Victoria where you can study specialist psychology majors during your undergraduate degree. Start following your passion sooner with a major in Child and Family, Organisational Studies or Forensic Studies. 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. This course recognises the importance of, and interrelationships between, a range of human factors you will encounter in your future career. You will explore diverse areas of psychology, including: behavioural and clinical neuroscience; child and adolescent psychology; human social behaviour; cognitive psychology; and forensic psychology. You will also have the opportunity to develop your counselling and coaching skills through a suite of specialised elective units, or further explore topics including addiction and cognitive neuroscience.


Students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. The 24 credit points include 13 core units (these are compulsory), 2 psychology elective units (you can choose which psychology units to study) and 9 elective units, one of which must be from the Faculty of Health.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquires at

Standard 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.


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $99,600
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
Warrnambool International: $99,600
  • ATAR: 69
  • Full-time : 3 years
Waurn Ponds International: $99,600
  • ATAR: 60
No No information available

Further information

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