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Psychological Science, B.Sc.

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University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Psychological Science at University of New England degree includes Psychology units as diverse as Social Psychology , Biopsychology (the study of the brain), Psychological Assessment (conducting tests of human abilities and skills), and Psychopathology (the study of mental illness).  In addition, an optional Minor in Criminology is available within the course.
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Psychological Science at University of New England  provides a thorough grounding in psychology. You study more Psychology units as you progress through each year of the course. 

This provides an opportunity to explore other areas of interest in the early years of your degree but achieve a thorough grounding in Psychology by the time you graduate. 

The result is a balanced education, as well as a specialisation in Psychology. 

Students who have already completed a bachelor degree may apply for admission as a Graduate Entry student. This pathway recognises a student's prior learning and by maximising advanced standing provides a fast-track to gaining a psychology qualification. Graduate entry provides an accredited undergraduate sequence in psychology by completing a minimum number of prescribed and listed units in Psychology.

All students with sufficient grades are eligible for entry into our accredited fourth year programs.

Graduates who have achieved sufficient grades in Psychology units are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Psychological Science allows you to apply for employment positions that use psychological knowledge. Positions are available in a wide range of public, private and non-profit settings. Examples include human service organisations, employment agencies, counselling services, personnel management, market research, health and community services. For those who want to engage in more specialist work within psychology, depending upon your final grades, the Bachelor of Psychological Science can provide the entry requirement into advanced courses in psychology.


Professional recognition: A three-year sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking for the Social Sciences 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Research Methods and Statistics 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology 
  • Biopsycholoy 
  • Psychological Testing 
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics 

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 061357K

A candidate shall:

  • (a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in any discipline.
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units in English.
  • Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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