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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Bachelor of Psychological Science

The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides a thorough grounding in psychology. You study more Psychology units as you progress through each year of the course. This provides an opportunity to explore other areas of interest in the early years of your degree but achieve a thorough grounding in Psychology by the time you graduate. The result is a balanced education, as well as a specialization in Psychology. The degree includes Psychology units as diverse as Social Psychology (the study of human social behavior), Biopsychology (the study of the brain), Psychological Assessment (conducting tests of human abilities and skills), and Psychopathology (the study of mental illness). In addition, an optional Major in Counselling or Minor in Criminology is available within the course.

Campus Information

Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional or Conditional Offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 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

The Graduate Careers Council of Australia reports strong demand in Australia for people with psychology qualifications. Many careers are enhanced by a knowledge of psychological principles, for example, those that require you to interact with other people or provide services and care for others.  

The research and data analysis skills that you will develop as part of the course are also highly valued in the workplace. You will graduate with a strong foundation for further postgraduate study in psychology, and in many other fields, including counseling and education.  

Some of the career opportunities that you could consider include: 

  • personnel management  
  • learning support worker 
  • market research 
  • community services or youth work.

UNE’s Bachelor of Psychological Science gives you the edge for positions where an understanding of human behavior is valuable. Our degree gives you a three-year undergraduate psychology sequence that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.   

If you are interested in a career as a psychologist, you will need to complete an accredited fourth-year psychology program, plus two years of accredited postgraduate training.  At UNE, this can be achieved by way of the following:

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology) 
  • Master of Professional Psychology (plus one-year internship)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical).

Entry to these courses is competitive and places are limited.

PSW Opportunity

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional  2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa  (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE, you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

 

India

Qualifications 

  • Applicants holding relevant Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Year 12 examination results
  • Applicants holding relevant Indian State Board of Education Board Year 12 examination results, other than PSEB and HSEB
  • Applicants holding relevant Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB) Year 12 Examination 
  • Applications holding relevant National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) year 12 examination results
  • Applicants holding a relevant Indian post-Year 10, Year 12 equivalent 3-Year VET level Diploma results in a relevant stream

Standard Entry

  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 60% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+).
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 65% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant start, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+)
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not local language), with an overall First Division (60%+)
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+),
  • Must have achieved an overall minimum average of 60% or First Division results

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Candidates may elect to include a work experience unit in their program. This component equips students with hands-on practical experience in the field with local industry and service providers.

Students undertaking the Counselling Major will need to undertake a total of 40 hours of face-to-face counseling with clients and at least 48 hours of counseling supervision during their placements.

  • Course Code: 061357K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 90288 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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