Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program provides a systematic grounding in the scientific bases of psychology and deals with research and statistical methods used in the discipline. Accredited psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to treat individuals experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders. They help patients to cope with short-term issues, manage chronic illness and overcome barriers to success. The analytical, research and interpersonal skills acquired through this program have a high degree of application in areas such as education, human resources, market research, organisational development, policing, health and human services and counselling.

Structure

Core units include areas in social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition. Other units cover counselling, individual differences and assessment, and psychopathology. Electives are available in organisational psychology, forensic psychology and the law, psychology and gender, family therapy, alcohol and drugs and health psychology.

Subjects

  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

Recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as providing a three-year undergraduate level of training in psychology.

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), or Master of Clinical Psychology). Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $97,700
  • ATAR: 78
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Individual faculties also offer support through prizes, awards and bursaries that reward and encourage student effort through the generous support of individuals, industry and government sponsors. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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