• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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In this course, you will learn how to use science and evidence-based practice to influence human behaviour in a wide range of settings. In only three years, you will learn the foundations of psychology and gain the knowledge, understanding and the contacts to go on to explore a range of career and study opportunities once you graduate.

This course is especially advantageous to those studying double-degrees in law, business, and sport & exercise science – alternatively you can choose to do a secondary major in many areas, including counselling, health science, and sports.

UC also offers extensive Work Integrated Learning opportunities including placements in local, national and international organisations - if available.

Study a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of Canberra and you will:

  • be introduced to the latest theory, practice, and research in a diverse range of areas of psychology including developmental, physiological, social, and cognitive
  • focus on applied psychology and research
  • be able to choose elective units in exercise psychology, health psychology, and forensic psychology
  • gain transferable skills that are highly sought after by a diverse range of employers including critical analysis, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and research
  • graduate from a fully accredited course and be eligible for entry into professional postgraduate training courses in clinical and other areas of psychology


Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences 
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Survey Research and Design in Psychology
  • Psychopathology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 054172M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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