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Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Sociologist | Counsellor | Policy Analyst | Human Resources Manager | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

Study for a rewarding career that provides a fascinating look at human nature with this online Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies course.

Taught by leading academics, you'll learn how to analyse the behaviour of people around you, and deconstruct their relationships and motivations to gain a deeper understanding of their psychology. Explore everything from personality and social psychology to cognition and psychological disorders as you unpack the complex drivers of human behaviour.

Delivered entirely online by Swinburne Online, you can enjoy maximum flexibility in when and where you study by choosing a schedule that suits you.


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 meet the associated minimum ATAR score; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

In this social science course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Learning and communicating online
  • Australian politics
  • Introduction to research methods
  • Introduction to theories of counselling
  • Psychology of infancy and early childhood
  • Psychology of wellbeing (double unit)
  • Applied social psychology
  • Sociological foundations
  • Deviance, difference and conformity

You may be eligible for a credit transfer if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Swinburne Online With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.
As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies from Swinburne University of Technology.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 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.

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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