What will I learn?

Forget what you’ve seen in the movies – psychology isn’t just about lying on a couch and talking.

Learn about all the major fields in psychology to gain an understanding of how individual psychological differences develop. You’ll explore perception, emotion, learning, cognition, language, neuroscience and human development through the lifespan, as well as looking at the biological, social, and cultural influences on the individual person.

In doing so you’ll learn how personality and individual differences develop, and the interplay between these things and psychological health and wellbeing. You’ll also gain an understanding of psychological disorders and treatments.

You’ll have the chance to study psychology along with other subjects in science when you choose a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Build special expertise in the areas of psychology that most interest you.

With a focus on the latest research in these fields, you’ll integrate your learning of subject matter with the research methods used to discover new knowledge in these fields.

3 reasons to study Psychology at Murdoch

This course is a first step towards becoming a registered psychologist.
Get exposure to how research studies are conducted in your first year units, with participation in ongoing research rewarded with course credit.
Five-star rating for overall experience for psychology.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

Techniques used by cognitive neuroscientists.
How people think, plan, remember and make decisions.
How biology influences behaviour.
How human beings change and develop through the lifespan.
How society, culture and the people around us influence our behaviour.
How individuals differ in their personality and talents.
Psychological disorders, what causes them, and how psychologists can help.
Techniques for investigating people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Your future career

Pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including health, business, and research. Careers could include:

Psychologist (with further study)
Human Resources Officer
Marketing Officer

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With the addition of a fourth year of study, such as our Graduate Diploma or Honours program, and a fifth year, such as our Master of Applied Psychology (Professional), you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,844.00 (16,70,856) per year
This fee is for 2020 and it may subject to change
Start date

28 February 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) - D in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Phoenix Academy
  • Canning College