The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Graduate Entry)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Are you fascinated by the human mind? Do you wonder what motivates our behaviour? Psychological science investigates the way people think, behave, feel and learn. It studies processes of the human mind - including personality, intelligence and memory - so that we can better understand ourselves. Our Bachelor of Psychological Science nurtures creativity, analysis and communication skills. You will: learn about human development and the biological bases of behaviour; investigate the mechanics of perception and learning; explore the nature of motivation and emotion; gain experience with psychological tests; develop skills for counselling; choose between over 35 majors and electives from related disciplines; design and undertake meaningful research projects.


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 four elective courses from areas such as arts, health and medical sciences, sciences, computer science and commerce, alongside the four 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 five 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. The main objective of the degree is to provide students with a thorough education in the scientific discipline of psychology, while also introducing students to the application of the discipline. Since psychology is an evidence-based discipline, students will also have an opportunity to find out about the range of methodologies employed to collect and analyse data.


  • Research Methods in Psychology (BPsychSc)
  • Psychology Skills & Applications
  • Foundations of Perception & Cognition
  • Foundations of Health & Lifespan

Standard entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors).

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