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What will I learn?

Exploration of the human mind is a fascinating field and this degree is an equally fascinating educational journey into behaviour, cognition, and psychological principles and theory.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as proficiency in research and statistics, all of which will inform your ability to apply scientific approaches in professional settings.

Graduates can seek employment in health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, armed services, research agencies and education in a range of careers that require critical thinking and an understanding of human psychological factors.

Alternatively, eligible graduates may undertake a fourth year of study by enrolling in the accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. Completion of this fourth year of study is the minimal educational qualification to apply for conditional registration as a postgraduate intern in psychology in Australia.

Major areas of study

The course aims to equip students with analytical skills in solving human, organisational and community-wide problems; competency in the design of research and interpretation of research findings; and a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods.

The structure moves from basic theory to application, with a strong emphasis on acquisition of an understanding of the scientific principles leading to effective professional practice. Some second and third year units involve applied skills (e.g. personal reflection, demonstration of testing methods and other assessment techniques and methods for facilitating behaviour change) while others emphasise areas in experimental psychology, statistics and research methods.

Career opportunities

This is a pathway to the Honours year for eligible students and to further training for registration as a psychologist.

Psychologists are employed in health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies such as the CSIRO, and in education.

Private industry is also a large employer of those with psychology degrees who receive further specialised training for work in management, human resources and corporate consultancy services.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

071464B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (US$ 19,884) per year
AUD $3,600 per unit
Start date

Information not available

Venue

Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,

BILINGA,

Queensland,

4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (US$ 19,884) per year
AUD $3,600 per unit
Start date

Information not available

Venue

Coffs Harbour Campus

Hogbin Drive,

COFFS HARBOUR,

New South Wales,

2450, NORTH COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification. High School Diploma and Composite SAT 1 Score SAT 1160 SAT 1350 SAT 1370 SAT 1410 SAT 1460 SAT 1560 SAT 1740 SAT 1780. Applicants must have IELTS - 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; CPE - 52; CAE - 52; TOEFL PBT - 550 min 4.5 (TWE); TOEFL iBT- 60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening; PTE - 50 with no communicative score less than 46; ISPLR - 3+ or better in all 4 skills; CEFR - B2.

For international students

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Category
Overall 6.0
Listening minimum 5.5
Reading minimum 5.5
Speaking minimum 5.5
Writing minimum 5.5

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

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