Bachelor of Psychological Science

University of South Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Psychological Science degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a fulfilling career in psychology. Designed and taught by world-class researchers in the field of psychological science, the curriculum is relevant, up-to-date and informed by the research of our academics. Students graduate with an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychology, critical and analytical thinking skills, the ability to manage data and the ability to use and produce research.


  • 108 units including: 54 units of psychology courses (comprising 9 core and 3 elective courses)
  • 1 indigenous content course
  • 1 professional development course
  • a 9.0 unit 150 hour work experience placement
  • and 36 units of electives which provides students with the opportunity to take a Major in another discipline.


  • Psychological Science

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. On completion of the program, graduates will have met the prerequisites to apply for fourth year programs in Psychology.

Study pathways

Future study opportunities are the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Magill International: $87,900
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time

Further information

Students can expand their employment options by combining your Bachelor of Psychological Science degree with another degree. With one year of extra study students can graduate with a double degree. Double degree options include Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services), Bachelor of Human Movement, or Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).

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