Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology

Flinders University

This degree offers a pathway towards a career as a psychologist. It combines formal studies in psychology with studies in a related specialist area which is also concerned with human behaviour. This provides graduates with a broad range of skills which will enable them to be effective communicators and problem solvers - vital for careers which involve working with people. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry into the further study necessary to work as a psychologist and are well prepared for a career in a wide range of fields (e.g. behavioural ecologist, crime prevention officer, disability support officer and community development officer). With an additional education qualification, graduates may be eligible to teach psychology at secondary school level.

Course Fee:

International: $89,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program


The psychology major includes core (compulsory) topics in biological influences on behaviour, cognitive processes, learning, personality, social influences and development across the lifespan and advanced studies in topics such as forensic psychology: legal and clinical, mind brain and behaviour, eyewitness memory and body image. In addition to psychology, students select a second area of study in which to specialise. Options are: Biological Science, Artificial Intelligence, Criminology, Disability and Developmental Education, Health Studies, Law and Society, Management, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology and Women's Studies. Students can apply to complete an Honours program in psychology or in their specialist area.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology; Biology; Computer studies; Criminal justice; Disability and developmental education; Health studies; Legal studies; Management; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Public policy studies; Sociology; Women's Studies

Further information:

Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, proving they meet the entry requirements for both: Arts, Computer Science, Science - Animal Behaviour, Laws and Legal Practice or Laws and Legal Practice (Honours).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Full time 3 years
Bedford Park No info No Part time 6 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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