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Psychology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #474 (QS) Penrith, Australia | Paramatta, Australia| Online
The Psychology program at Western Sydney University is the foundation for anyone wishing to go on to further study to become a psychologist. If you are curious by nature, inquisitive about life and how we, as a society live and interact, this degree will expand your knowledge through theory, research and practical application.
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The Psychology program at Western Sydney University combines a broadly based, interdisciplinary social sciences three-year program with an undergraduate accredited sequence in Psychology.

You will gain a deep understanding of the complex and culturally diverse world we live in and emerge with a thorough understanding of how Psychology uses scientific techniques and methods to understand human cognition, affect and behaviour.

When you graduate, you will have the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge required for a range of careers available in areas of sociology, mental health, peace and development and counselling in both government and private sectors as well as the academic requirements to proceed to advanced study.

Your career

With a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology), you can:

  • Become a caseworker / manager and make a difference in the areas of child protection, drug and alcohol services or community health 
  • Take on an exciting research role
  • Champion the vulnerable through social advocacy and activism
  • Get involved in Human Services and help improve aged care, communities, education providers, and transport services
  • Or continue on to postgraduate study and become a qualified psychologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Individual in Society
  • Understanding Society
  • Psychology: Human Behaviour
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Human Learning
  • Social Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 082919G

  • UAC entry: A competitive ATAR; or equivalent rank (using non-proximate indicators of success) for school leavers and non-recent school leavers.
  • Western Sydney University Online students: Prospective online students apply for admission to this course directly through WSU Online. A student’s eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.
  • Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26240 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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