Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Deakin University

Study people's behaviour, their cognitive processes, and the factors that influence all of us to think and act in different ways. The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) requires students to combine research with professional study, and offers units in the humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts. As a student of this course, you'll study psychology as a scientific discipline and appreciate the important role it plays within society. Some of the areas you'll learn about include behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. You'll also explore selected arts, social science and humanities disciplines. This course is perfect for empathetic people who are passionate, understanding people who wish to better understand themselves and those around them.

Course Fee:

International: $90,888

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. 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


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 4 credit points at level 3; Academic Integrity AAI018 (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Anthropology; Arabic; Buddhist studies; Children's literature; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Dance; Drama; Education; Film, television and animation; Gender and sexuality studies; Geography and society; History; Indonesian; International relations; Islamic studies; Journalism; Language and culture studies; Literary studies; Media studies; Middle east studies; Philosophy; Photography; Politics and policy studies; Professional experience and practice; Psychology; Public relations; Sociology; Spanish; Sport and society; Studies of religion; Sustainability and society; Visual arts

Further information:

All majors not available all campuses.


Deakin's Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Artist, Psychologist, Tutor,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 55.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 55.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 60.1 Yes Online 6 years
Burwood 60.1 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 60.1 Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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