Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max 9 years
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) offered through SEEK Learning is a comprehensive program of study that will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to forge a successful career in the field of psychology.

The course will develop students' expertise in cornerstone psychology concepts such as abnormal psychology, human behaviour, personality, cognition and human performance. The course also teaches students how to develop practical tools and strategies to frame and conduct research, and how to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Students will also explore social psychology and developmental psychology, as well as gaining a foothold to the world of modern media studies.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:

  • Have completed their HSC or equivalent with minimum ATAR score of 50 in last 5 years

OR

  • Hold a Certificate IV qualification or above

OR

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant vocational experience

AND

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Areas of study

The core subjects you will study in this psychology program include:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Psychology 100
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Understanding the modern world
  • Sociological foundations
  • Introduction to media studies
  • Professional communication practice

The major subjects you will study include:

  • Psychology 101
  • Cognition and human performance
  • Developmental psychology
  • Analysis of variance
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Psychology project
  • Psychology of personality
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Social psychology

You will also need to select a total of eight electives from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.

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What’s it like to work as a counsellor?

Upon completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Swinburne Online. By taking this social science degree in psychology, you'll be opening doors to whole new worlds of opportunity.

Psychology graduates are highly sought after in:

  • Community and mental health
  • Human resource management
  • Policy development
  • Research
  • Welfare
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.
Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

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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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SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
As a student of Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning, your studies will be supported by online communication with tutors and other students through discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs. Swinburne Online offers an excellent tutor–student ratio and you will receive regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors.

Swinburne Online’s student liaison officers are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries or concerns you may have about your studies. They can also provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations, academic assessments and any technical issues you may experience.

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