Bachelor of Psychological Science

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Psychological Science degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a fulfilling career in psychology. Designed and taught by world-class researchers in the field of psychological science, the curriculum is relevant, up-to-date and informed by the research of our academics. Students graduate with an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychology, critical and analytical thinking skills, the ability to manage data and the ability to use and produce research.

Course Fee:

International: $83,700

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Certificate IV level or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program; and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


108 units including: 54 units of psychology courses (comprising 9 core and 3 elective courses); 1 indigenous content course; 1 professional development course; a 9.0 unit 150 hour work experience placement; and 36 units of electives which provides students with the opportunity to take a Major in another discipline.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychological Science

Study Pathways:

Future study opportunities are the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience).

Further information:

Students can expand their employment options by combining your Bachelor of Psychological Science degree with another degree. With one year of extra study students can graduate with a double degree. Double degree options include Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services), Bachelor of Human Movement, or Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).


This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. On completion of the program, graduates will have met the prerequisites to apply for fourth year programs in Psychology.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Magill No info Yes Full time 3 years
Magill No info Yes Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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