What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Psychology is ideal for the student who knows they want to work in the industry. By the end of the four-year degree, you will have the basis for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia and enough training and experience to start working right away.

In the first three years of the course, you will build your specialisation in psychology, studying topics like behavioural neuroscience, social psychology, personality theory, perception, intelligence, abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology. In the fourth year, you will complete an Honours program that includes a research project in a specialised area of psychology that interests you.

Upon graduating, you will be eligible to pursue registration as a psychologist in Australia. For more information on how to become a registered psychologist, see the section below under ÔProfessional AccreditationÕ.


You are required to complete the Psychology Program, which incorporates the Psychological Sciences major. You are also required to complete a minor, from the shared pool.

Careers & future study

Career pathways & prospects

Future study options

Master of Science in Coaching Psychology

Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate opportunities

After three years of study (our psychology program or the Psychological Science major)

While not sufficient for registration as a psychologist, a three-year degree will provide opportunities in diverse career fields such as advertising, market research, marketing, public relations, science journalism and public policy.

After four years of study (honours in psychology)

As well as allowing you to pursue registration as a psychologist, completing honours in psychology opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Honours graduates have the necessary training to work in schools, hospitals, prisons, human resources, developmental disabilities, and various social policy areas in the private and public sectors.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

Expected February 2021


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities