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Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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What you'll learn

Here's why Amelia loves studying psychology with Swinburne Online.

About this course

Climb inside the human mind with this Bachelor of Psychological Sciences degree through Swinburne Online!

You will learn all about developmental, cognitive and social psychology as you analyse and explore human nature. As a student of this online course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of behaviour, relationships and personalities, and learn about the motivations of people around you. Psychological growth and development, as well as disorders and abnormalities are also closely examined, equipping you with theoretical knowledge that can be applied to a range of industries.

You will benefit from learning from qualified psychology professionals and complete a degree that's professionally recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or its equivalent, including units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum score of 25, and meeting the associated minimum ATAR score; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

In this psychology course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Cognition and human performance
  • Developmental psychology
  • Psychology project
  • Psychology of personality
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Analysis of variance
  • Social psychology
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Multivariate statistics
With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.
As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from Swinburne University of Technology.

A degree in psychology can take you far; and will be an asset as you pursue a range of career options. This qualification from one of the world's best universities will ready you for employment and can even provide the foundation for further study.

You will be able to apply your knowledge to a range of industries, and organisational levels and use your understanding of human behaviour in your personal life as well as work.

Curious about where a career in psychology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Welfare Worker
  • Criminologist
  • Life Scientist
  • Anthropologist
  • Pathologist

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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