Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

Macquarie University

This interdisciplinary double degree is ideal for those who wish to develop a substantial skillset in both psychology and speech, hearing and general linguistics in preparation for a career in the community and allied health sectors. The psychology component will develop your knowledge of the complexities of human behaviour - how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture affect behaviour. The linguistics component will develop your understanding of the production and perception of spoken language, such as the way we produce speech sounds using the vocal apparatus; the way the brain (via the ear) responds or fails to respond to different aspects of speech and language; how languages differ in the way they use speech; how language develops in children; the relationship between language and culture; and how computers can be used in speech, hearing and language analysis. You'll have the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience in a professional or community setting that's relevant to community and allied health.

Course Fee:

International: $120,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


96 credit points; minimum 60 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 30 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Language: Its Structure and Use; Language Myths and Realities; Introduction to Psychology; Introductory Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Sociolinguistics; plus more

Study Pathways:

This course is a pathway into our masters courses in psychology, speech pathology and audiology. Students thinking about applying for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program at the completion of their undergraduate degree are required to have completed eight pre-requisite subjects. Students thinking about a research career can continue with the Master of Research. It will also prepare you for further study in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, organisational psychology and professional psychology, as well as in audiology and speech language pathology.

Further information:

Having an understanding of psychology will give you an edge in a variety of careers, including in human resources, law, education and social work, while knowledge in the speech, hearing and language field will prepare you for a career as an audiologist, speech pathologist, forensic speech scientist or researcher, among others.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 83 No Full time 4 years
North Ryde 83 No Part time

Macquarie – ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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