Bachelor of Arts (with a key program in Psychology)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
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Course Rundown

Learn how our minds work and how that affects what people do with this Bachelor of Arts (with a key program in Psychology) course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for students with an interest in psychology, this course provides the foundation concepts of human behaviour, psychology, and mental health. You’ll learn key skills and knowledge and develop a broad understanding of the context in which people operate and how psychology applies across the broad base of human endeavour.

Grounded in a strong understanding of complex social and cultural issues, this course offers opportunities to probe and critique contemporary issues. You’ll have the opportunity to study a broad range of arts units, and build sought-after skills in reading, writing, analysis and communication. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to work in the arts, or undertake further study in order to work as a practising psychologist.

If you’re curious about what makes us tick and want to turn it into a rewarding career, this course is for you.


Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

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In this arts and humanities course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Australia and the World
  • Contemporary Society
  • Texts and Traditions
  • Analytical Reading and Writing

Students will complete at least one of the following specialisations:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology and criminal justice
  • Cultural and social analysis
  • Economy and markets
  • English
  • Geography and urban studies
  • Global business
  • Heritage and tourism
  • History and political thought
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indonesian
  • Innovation and change
  • International English
  • International relations and Asian studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Musicology
  • Music performance
  • Organisations and work
  • Peace and development studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological studies
  • Sociology

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (with a key program in Psychology) from Western Sydney University.

This industry-relevant qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a wide variety of sectors in the arts and humanities fields. It will also position you to undertake further study in order to work as a psychologist.

With this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to seek work in a broad range of research, analysis and policy roles across sectors including media, retail, technology, construction, finance education, hospitality, art and more. You'll be able to turn your natural curiosity into solutions for some of our world's most pressing problems and build a rewarding career while doing it.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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