Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

In this program, students will cover broad areas of psychology including behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. As part of this course, students will also be given the opportunity to undertake preparation for work and work placement elective units as well as elective units designed to develop counselling skills.

Course Fee:

International: $96,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


Students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. The 24 credit points include 13 core units (these are compulsory), 2 psychology elective units (you can choose which psychology units to study) and 9 elective units, one of which must be from the Faculty of Health.

Subjects you can Study:

Behavioural science; Biological psychology; Child and adolescent psychology; Clinical health psychology; Cognitive psychology; Personality psychology; Psychology; Psychopathology psychology; Social psychology

Study Pathways:

Graduates may apply for entry to a 1 year Honours program.

Further information:

Current requirements for registration in Victoria as a psychologist is the completion of 4 years of academic psychology studies in a course recognised by the Psychologists Board of Australia (PBA). 2 years of supervised practice is required plus the 4-year academic program. The study in psychology may consist either of an approved 4-year undergraduate sequence including an Honours year, or an approved 3-year undergraduate sequence followed by an approved fourth year of study (such as an Honours year in Psychology).


The psychology sequence offered by Deakin University is recognised for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables students to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration. The professional society (Australian Psychological Society) recognises the Psychology Honours year and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology for APS membership purposes.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 50.9 No Full time 3 years
Burwood 50.9 Yes Online 3 years
Burwood 50.9 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 50.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Warrnambool 50.9 No Part time 6 years
Warrnambool 50.9 No Online 3 years
Warrnambool 50.9 No Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 50.9 No Part time 6 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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