Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology / Bachelor of Social Work

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This double degree program provides a substantial foundation in both social work and psychology. Graduates may work in professional practice in a wide variety of settings. In particular, the course equips graduates to work in areas such as mental health, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention, and in the development and delivery of community services, counselling and family-centred intervention.

Course Fee:


International: $165,300

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4 SA)

Structure:

480 credit points or the equivalent of 5 years full-time study. By utilising the summer semester for one or more field education placements, the double degree can be undertaken over 4.5 years (or 4 calendar years in accelerated mode).

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology; Social work

Study Pathways:

Students considering registration with Psychology Board of Australia must also complete an approved fourth year of study in psychology, (e.g. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) and a further 2 years of either supervised work experience or completion of an appropriate higher degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), Master of Clinical Psychology. Students may be able to claim credit for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information:

A current Blue Card and Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the placement components in this course. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Recognition:

Australian Psychological Society; the course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as providing a three-year undergraduate level of training in psychology. Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as a social worker.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Psychologist, Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 4.5 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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