Bachelor of Psychological Science

The University of Adelaide

Psychology is a fascinating area of study that offers unique insight into human behaviour and why people think and behave in certain ways. The Bachelor of Psychological Science is ideal for students who are creative but enjoy facts and figures, and who wish to develop superior problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills relevant to a wide range of careers. The Bachelor of Psychological Science delivers a comprehensive foundation in psychology as well as providing a choice of more than 35 majors and electives from various disciplines across the University. Innovative teaching methods and small class sizes provide ample opportunities for students to develop strong connections with their classmates and to learn from lecturers who are leaders in their field. Graduates from the Bachelor of Psychological Science are well suited to a range of exciting careers in a variety of jobs and sectors, and have the option of engaging in further study to become a qualified psychologist.

Course Fee:


International: $112,500

Entry Requirements:

Students must not have completed more than 2 years full-time equivalent university study (48 units). Selection via ATAR. ATAR: 65.05, IB: 24, Adelaide Approved Score: 80. For more information, visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/bpsyc_bpsyc.html

Structure:

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is a flexible degree with a variety of elective courses available. Students can choose their courses based on general interest or to broaden their major. In the first year, students are able to choose five elective courses from areas such as arts, health and medical sciences, sciences, computer science and commerce, alongside the three core psychology courses. At the beginning of second year, students either select a second major or continue to choose from a wide variety of electives alongside four core psychology courses. In the third year, students complete four core psychology courses, including a compulsory research methodology course. The other four courses can be selected from psychology courses or electives. For students who chose to undertake a second major, the electives in third year will consist of second major courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Addiction Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies; Biochemistry; Chinese Studies; Classics; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; European Studies; French Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Environment and Population; German Studies; History; Human Neuroscience; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Indonesian Studies; International Development; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Microbiology; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Population Health; Sociology; Spanish Studies

Study Pathways:

Honours available. A graduate entry pathway into the Bachelor of Psychological Science is also available for applicants who have a completed an undergraduate degree that does not include psychology or does not include psychology beyond Level I.

Recognition:

This program has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates who have completed this program will be eligible to apply for an honours year, followed by a two-year postgraduate qualification. This sequence of study will lead to professional registration as a psychologist.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 65.4 No Full time 3 years
North Terrace 65.4 No Part time 6 years

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The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
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A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

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Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 

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