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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Curious about what makes people think, feel and behave the way they do? In Deakin’s Bachelor of Psychological Science, you’ll cover many aspects of human behaviour and personality, which will prepare you for a range of careers in the fast-growing health sector, and give you the option of pursuing further study towards provisional registration as a psychologist. To help you prepare for what’s next, you will have the option of undertaking 140 hours of real-world experience with an industry placement that strengthens your employment prospects.

This course is offered at every campus and online, so you can study where and when it suits you. Plus, our flexible trimester system means you can fast-track the course over two years of full-time study. Deakin is the only university in Victoria where you can study specialist psychology majors during your undergraduate degree, so you can pursue your interests with a major in Child and Family, Organisational Studies or Forensic Studies.

Do you want to learn from psychology professionals and be exposed to real-world work experience?

Deakin’s School of Psychology is one of the largest in Victoria. It has strong partnerships with industry, including collaborative activities with government agencies, public and private organisations, hospitals and other universities.

These partnerships ensure your degree remains relevant to industry and workforce needs. You will be in high demand by employers who want graduates that are ready to face real-world problems with confidence.

This course recognises the importance of, and interrelationships between, a range of human factors you will encounter in your future career. You will explore diverse areas of psychology, including:

  • behavioural and clinical neuroscience
  • child and adolescent psychology
  • human social behaviour
  • cognitive psychology
  • forensic psychology

You will also have the opportunity to develop your counselling and coaching skills through a suite of specialised elective units, or further explore topics including addiction and cognitive neuroscience.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Following the completion of your bachelor’s degree, taking the next step towards becoming a psychologist involves applying for an honors year (e.g. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)) or Graduate Diploma of Psychology). Once completed, you’ll be able to register as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

If your passion isn’t to complete further study to become a registered psychologist, there are still many diverse career options available, including:

  • child protection
  • counseling
  • family support
  • human services
  • marketing
  • not for profit aid
  • public health
  • social work.

If you choose to pursue full registration as a psychologist, you may find employment in a variety of roles, including:

  • clinical psychologist
  • cognitive neuroscientist
  • counselor
  • criminal psychologist
  • educational and developmental psychologist
  • family therapist
  • forensic psychologist
  • health and community psychologist
  • organizational psychologist
  • rehabilitation counselor
  • sport and exercise psychologist
  • youth psychologist.

These positions can be found in:

  • private clinics and practices
  • public and private hospitals
  • corporate organizations
  • schools and universities
  • government departments and agencies
  • sporting clubs and institutes
  • social research organizations.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.