Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

If you're interested in psychology, or aiming to become a professional psychologist or researcher, you'll find this three-year degree is designed for them. You'll study core psychology subjects including clinical psychology foundations, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment and intervention and how to conduct research. You can focus on clinical neuroscience or learn about the psychology of culture and global citizenship, human relationships or even animal-human relationships. You can also apply to complete a psychology-related field placement and will have opportunities to study Autism Spectrum Disorders with specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). La Trobe University works closely with industry bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society, along with hospitals and community centres, to make sure students are in touch with the latest developments in the field. You can choose elective subjects from dozens of areas outside psychology including legal studies, criminology, business, management, marketing, sociology, sciences, genetics, language, drama, media studies, and more. To become a psychologist, you need to complete further training (fourth year study and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship). You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through La Trobe's Hallmark Scholars Program.

Course Fee:


International: $104,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course.

Subjects you can Study:

Abnormal Psychology; Behavioural Science; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychology; Social Psychology.

Further information:

Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo 51.2 Yes Full time 3 years
Bendigo 51.2 Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne 55.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne 55.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga 51.45 Yes Full time 3 years
Albury-Wodonga 51.45 Yes Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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