Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
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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About this course

Climb inside the human mind with this Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 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).

Eligibility

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

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  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification

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  • 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

You will also need to complete 12 elective units.

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How will this course advance my career?

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 as a child protection officer, psychiatric technician – 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.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Study at the world’s best! Swinburne Online is ranked among the top 3% in the world.
  • This degree is professionally recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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Financial assistance

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.

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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).

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