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Behavioural Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Fremantle, Australia
A behavioural scientist values human diversity and knows how to work collaboratively with individuals, groups and communities to advance their goals. This Behavioural Science degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia looks at how people respond to various challenges in their careers, family or community life.
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This Behavioural Science degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia is based on the premise that everyone is entitled to social justice and equity and is concerned with the practical application of this premise to all aspects of human interaction. The Major equips you to promote social justice and equity, focussing on the strengths and competencies of individuals and communities. 

The Major promotes the concept of wellbeing for the individual person and the many and varied groups that he or she might belong to, as well as advocating for social justice at the political, cultural and economic levels of society. You will use specialist knowledge developed in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, political science and cultural studies to promote overall social wellbeing.


Our graduates may follow diverse career paths in the private and public sectors, with many working in community development, youth work, policy development, and corporate liaison.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Science Research
  • Discourse, Power, and Politics
  • Culture and Society
  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Professional Practice in Behavioural Science
  • Community: Policy and Development
  • Behavioural Science Internship

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.

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    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.

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    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: 015324A
  • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
  • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
  • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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