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What will I learn?

Combine an accredited psychology degree with your choice of major in a Social Science degree, to broaden your knowledge and develop your competitive edge. You can qualify for entry to the fourth year of Psychology, required for provisional accreditation as a psychologist.

This degree

You will undertake comprehensive study in processes basic to human psychological functioning, combined with an interdisciplinary foundation in studies that enable you to understand, describe, explain and predict human behaviour in contexts of their everyday lives, communities and environments. This knowledge and skill set will allow you to contribute to addressing the complex and changing needs of individuals, families and communities in the face of technological, economic, environmental and social change.

The skills and knowledge you will acquire from these combined degrees will give you a distinct advantage in your professional objectives after graduation.

What you will study

In the first year of your degree you will study the foundations of psychology, learn about research methods and statistics, and complete a common set of core subjects from a number of social science disciplines.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in one of the Social Science majors listed below and undertake further study in personality, biological psychology and learning, cognition and perception, and developmental and social psychology.

Human Geography
Human Services*
Occupational Health and Safety*

*Subject to final approval

Additional electives and minors from the Social Science, Arts and Science disciplines are also available to complement your studies.

Why choose this course

The UOW School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff, which guarantee quality education and opportunities for first-rate research. The Northfields (Psychology) Clinic located on campus provides training and supervision of graduates in clinical psychology through a psychological service to the community. The Clinic offers a range of assessment, intervention and counselling services for children, adolescents and adults.

Career opportunities

Personnel Services

Human Resources

Organisational Behaviour

Government Agencies or Private Enterprise

Industrial Relations

Data Analyst

Life Coach

Brand Manager

Marketing And Advertising

Educational Officer

Developmental Officer

Community or Social Services

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,448.00 (17,84,818) per year
AUD $146,016 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $16,224

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

12 June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students