Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

Learn how to support people in an increasingly complex world by becoming a mental health professional. This Bachelor of Psychological Sciences degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and the first step to becoming a psychologist. You’ll study the scope of psychological science and complete a variety of research projects to develop your project management, research and report writing skill set. Combine with a Bachelor of Arts to widen your knowledge of what drives social change in contemporary society. Majors such as perspectives on globalisation or Indigenous studies will develop your key complex problem solving and cultural competency skills - to broaden your career opportunities helping individuals in need and society at large.


  • Students must complete 400 credit points comprising: Sixteen [16] core units of study (200 credit points)
  • One [1] Arts major (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study (100cp), comprising co-major, minor and/or electives


  • Cinema and Screen Studies
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • Criminology
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second.Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Hawthorn International: $142,400
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 4 years

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