Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Arts - Psychology provides a strong foundation for the first three years of the undergraduate degree training program in psychology. The main difference between the accredited Arts and Science psychology degrees is that the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology allows students to choose subjects from across the university, whereas the Bachelor of Science - Psychology requires a proportion of units undertaken to be science subjects. In the first year of these degrees, students will be exposed to a wide range of fundamental psychological concepts. Second and third year provides more specialised units of study that include personality, psychopathology, child psychology and neuropsychology.

Course Fee:


International: $90,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Mathematics recommended

Structure:

69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology

Study Pathways:

Honours: available as an additional full-time year to meritorious students. Entry is extremely competitive. Eligible students may meet the requirements for transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program subject to meeting transfer criteria. Continuation with the honours year is subject to meeting honours admission requirements. Should a student not meet the requirements, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology. Admission to the honours years will require a weighted average SNG (Standard Numerical Grade) of 70 over all Psychology units and a weighted average SNG of 75 over all 300 level Psychology units and a minimum of 72 credit points. Applicants to the fourth year honours program who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis.

Further information:

Career opportunities are largely determined by the level of academic training with options available in: Business areas such as: human resources, training or marketing; Educational institutions as a research assistant or report writer; Employment in psychology related areas (but not under the title of Psychologist); Family or community based organisations; Government departments and agencies; Health Services organisations

Recognition:

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), which enables students to pursue further study in the profession of psychology or a higher research degree.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 76.45 Yes Part time 6 years
North Ryde 76.45 Yes Full time 3 years

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Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

 

 

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