Bachelor of Psychological Science

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour: how we learn, think, feel, act and relate to others. This degree is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the factors influencing human behaviour and experience, and an understanding of how this knowledge is applied to issues in the real world. The degree teaches core areas in psychology such as human learning and memory, human development, individual differences, social and cultural influences, and mental health. Students also develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, research methodology, the assessment of an individual's strengths and difficulties, and knowledge of ethical issues in research and practice. The degree offers a pathway towards a career as a psychologist or in allied fields such as youth work, disability support, crime prevention, human resources and marketing.


The first year introduces a range of areas such as social psychology, child development, physiology, personality, intelligence, and psychological problems. Later years build on this foundation. In the upper year, students select from elective topics that address areas such as forensic psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, sleep disorders, body image, social justice and emotions. As psychology is an evidence-based discipline, students learn throughout about how knowledge is acquired and the steps entailed in testing and communicating ideas, understanding and solving problems, and how to evaluate claims and research.


  • Psychological science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study pathways

This degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for accredited honours programs in psychology and to subsequently pursue higher degree studies or supervision towards registration as a psychologist.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $89,700 No information available Yes No information available

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: Business (Human Resource Management) Business (Marketing), Criminology, and Sport, Health and Physical Activity.

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