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Bachelor of Psychology

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Bachelor of Psychology course at Murdoch University uses the latest developments and exciting new trends in the field to teach you the basis of psychological knowledge and methods.

You'll learn about the many aspects of human behaviour, from individual differences such as personality and intelligence to emotions, motivations, memory and interpersonal relationships.

A degree in psychology will give you a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the field as well as essential job-ready skills in analysis, writing, research, communication and teamwork.

This degree is externally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above 70; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010; OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

All students must also satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English language.

Areas of study

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

  • Building blocks for science students
  • What is science?
  • Introduction to psychological science
  • Introduction to cultural psychology
  • Introduction to psychological research methods
  • Psychology: measurement, design and analysis
  • Psychology: human development
  • Psychology: biological bases of behaviour
  • Psychology: social bases of behaviour
  • Psychology: cognitive processes
  • Advanced quantitative research methods
  • Psychology: abnormal behaviour
  • Psychology: drugs and dependence
  • Psychology: developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • Psychology: self and society
  • Psychology: sensation and perception
  • Psychology: individual differences and performance
  • Psychology: family relations and social development
  • Psychology: the developing mind
  • Psychology: psychological research placement

Plus your choice of general elective units.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Psychology from Murdoch University.

Psychology is an applied discipline that offers a range of career options, including community work, marketing, counselling, human resources, research, health and rehabilitation. You'll focus more on cognitive, neuroscience and health sub-disciplines of psychology in this degree, and have the option to undertake a relevant minor such as sport psychology, human anatomy or applied statistics.

This degree is externally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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

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

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

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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