What will I learn?

Study on Demand - this is a 100% online psychology degree designed specifically for online learning. With University of South Australia Online, you can take full control over your study, access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

You’ll join a university ranked in the top 10 in Australia for psychology1. Our innovative psychology curriculum has been recognised by teaching and learning national bodies and has received commendations from the Australian Psychology Educators network for innovative learning. You’ll graduate with a degree accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Designed and taught by world-class researchers, you’ll study course content that is relevant, up-to-date and informed by cutting-edge research that has been assessed as above world class2. Our specialist psychology courses in the areas of work and organisational psychology, health psychology, and conservation psychology are taught by expert academics who are leading researchers in these fields.

While this degree is a pathway for a career as a professional psychologist (with further study3), it also prepares you for roles in a variety of other fields. Choose to undertake postgraduate studies in sociology, social work, human services, business or justice studies and find work in local councils, state or federal government departments, market research agencies - the opportunities are endless. Whether you’re looking to restart or advance your career, this degree will set you up on a path towards career success.

What you'll learn

Professionals in this field are focused on finding explanations for the nature of human behaviour, drawing on advanced scientific methods and tools to understand people’s emotions, thoughts, and actions. Through your studies, you’ll learn to conduct, dissect and interpret scientific research.

Understanding contemporary research and evidence-based practice is essential for psychologists in their work with clients. Through this program, you will learn about psychological research methods, collect and analyse data through questionnaires and sampling procedures, use SPSS software to conduct appropriate statistical analyses, and present and share your findings. This degree applies real-world research to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for those seeking to pursue further post-graduate training and a career in psychology.

Study the inner workings of the brain, discover how personality forms and uncover how memory can be enhanced. Explore the way society and culture impact behaviour, factors that make us crack under pressure, and uncover the theories behind motivation and emotion. Examine biological factors such as the structure and function of the human nervous system and brain, states of human consciousness, processes of motivation and emotion, and the major theories of learning.

Your career

  • Clinical psychologist (with further study)
  • Work and organisational psychologist (with further study)
  • Market research analyst
  • Psychology research assistant
  • Case manager

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,000.00 (12,31,263) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL
Start date

10 January 2022, 4 April 2022, 27 June 2022, 19 September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result: Higher education study - Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR Vocational Education and Training (VET) - Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR Recent secondary education - Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification. English language entry requirements: IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [6.0]. TOEFL PBT - 550 with TWE of 4.5; TOEFL iBT - 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; Cambridge CAE/CPE – 169; CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS) - AE4; Pearson PTE - 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

Higher education study

Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR

Recent secondary education

Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

English language entry requirements

IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [6.0].

TOEFL PBT - 550 with TWE of 4.5

TOEFL iBT - 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18

Cambridge CAE/CPE - 169

CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS) - AE4

Pearson PTE - 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50.

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