Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree provides a thorough grounding in psychology. Students study more Psychology units as they progress through each year of the degree. This provides an opportunity to explore other areas of interest in the early years of the degree but achieve a thorough grounding in Psychology by graduation. The result is a balanced education, as well as a specialisation in Psychology. The degree includes Psychology units as diverse as Social Psychology (the study of human social behaviour), Biopsychology (the study of the brain), Psychological Assessment (conducting tests of human abilities and skills), and Psychopathology (the study of mental illness). Students with sufficient grades are eligible for entry into accredited fourth year programs.
144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including core units and a choice of listed and elective units. A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Or hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in any discipline
- Assumed knowledge: any 2 units in English
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council - 3 year sequence recognition
The Bachelor of Psychological Science can provide the entry requirement into advanced courses in psychology. Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.
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