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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Western Sydney University Online

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Counsellor | Researcher | Counselling Supporter | Human Resource Management | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), from Western Sydney University Online, equips students with skills fundamental to the theory and practice of psychology and behavioural studies.

This online course gives you a thorough scientific understanding of psychology, displacing assumptions, misconceptions and popular opinions and replacing them with evidence-based knowledge. You'll learn the scientific techniques and methods used to understand human behaviour; study contemporary theories behind cognitive processes; discover experimental design and analysis methodologies; and learn the core concepts underpinning developmental psychology.

The degree is delivered entirely online by specially trained coaches, who will guide you through the specialist theoretical and research skills you will need to move into further studies or careers in psychology.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a Cert III or Cert IV, in any field; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study; OR
  • Work experience, in any industry; OR
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR; OR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC); OR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Areas of study

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

  • People, Place and Social Difference
  • The Individual in Society
  • Understanding Society
  • Working with Communities
  • Psychology: Human Behaviour
  • Psychology: Behavioural Science
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Human Learning
  • Perception
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Social Psychology
Western Sydney University Online Start your study journey with Western Sydney University Online and gain the same online degree in business, social science, human resources, marketing and more as you would on campus.

Enjoy an advanced digital learning environment that’s has been created with your needs in mind. Begin your course at a time that’s convenient for you, and log on and learn at a time and place that suits you.

Western Sydney University have a reputation for excellence, so you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally!
When you join Western Sydney University Online you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during you studies.

Chat to a student advisor online or over the phone any day of the week, reach out to specially trained online learning advisors, gain access to online assignment assistance and ensure your work is always on the right track, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Western Sydney University Online.

Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of careers related to psychology and behavioural studies, from counselling to research to human resource management. The degree can also serve as a pathway to further study.

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

  • Counsellor
  • Researcher
  • Counselling Supporter
  • Human Resource Management

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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 course fees upfront.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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