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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) involves the study of human behaviour, their cognitive processes and the factors that influence the way we think and act.

Study the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and gain insight into why people think, feel and behave the way they do. At the same time, you will also open the door to a world of opportunity through your study in the arts.

Learn the perfect mix of skills sought by employers by studying one degree, with exposure to two distinct areas of interest. Combining your passions in psychology and the arts can broaden your career options and make you more employable once you graduate.

The added benefit of an arts degree at Deakin is the transferable skills you build through experiential learning. Learn to work in teams during industry placements, develop critical analysis through work-integrated learning, and build valuable life skills through international experiences. Combine this with in-depth study in psychology as a scientific discipline and learn about human behaviour and personality.

Course structure:

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a student must successfully complete 24 credit points of study including:

10 credit points of Psychology units including the approved 10-credit-point Psychology major sequence.

10 credit points of Arts units including an approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points.

4 electives credit points from units offered by either Faculty or by another Faculty.

no more than 10 credit points at Level 1.

a minimum 6 credit points at level 3 or above.

Academic Integrity AAI018.

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Career outcomes:

As a Deakin Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. Through your study in the arts, you will build valuable and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within many industries. The range of disciplines on offer also lets you follow your passion and develop the specialist skills to pursue the career you want. You will be able to take your degree into a range of careers, including:

  • administration
  • advertising
  • business
  • communications
  • community organisations
  • criminal justice
  • education
  • galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM)
  • government
  • human rights
  • journalism
  • management consulting
  • media
  • not-for-profits
  • performing and visual arts
  • photography
  • policing
  • policy development
  • politics
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • research
  • tourism.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

077384J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (US$ 20,850) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

7 November 2022

Venue

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,

WAURN PONDS,

Victoria,

3216, GEELONG, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (US$ 20,850) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

7 November 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant

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