University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Psychological Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Psychological science is the scientific study of human behaviour that helps us understand the way we act and why. You will cover a broad range of study areas such as mental illness, interventions, the biology of the brain, memory, decision making, as well as developmental, social and personality studies. Courses that teach research skills such as methodology and statistics are also included. The degree includes a foundational-professional strand of courses each year, which will help you prepare for professional practice. These courses involve guest lectures from practicing psychologists, problem-based workshops and video material to provide an accurate picture of the range of areas within psychology.


240 units comprising of:150 units of Compulsory Courses20 units of Science Directed Courses20 units of Psychology Directed Courses50 units of Electives


  • Research Methodology
  • Statistics
  • Cognition and Information Processing
  • Social Psychology and Personality
  • Clinical and Abnormal Behaviour
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Perceptual Processes and Learning Theory
  • Developmental Psychology

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 HSC or ATAR equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $127,100
  • ATAR: 63
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Ourimbah International: $127,100
  • ATAR: 63
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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