Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor

Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
This course provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and is an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. During this course you can choose areas of study that interest you and will complete a work placement that aligns with your career goals. There are opportunities to complete this placement in Australia or overseas.

About

Accredited psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to treat individuals who are experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders. They may help patients to cope with short-term issues, manage chronic illness and overcome barriers to success. Many psychologists also work as researchers to provide greater understanding about how people think, feel and react to situations, and to develop new strategies to influence and improve this behaviour. They may focus their research or practice on a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour.

Why choose this course?

This course provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and is an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. During this course you can choose areas of study that interest you and will complete a work placement that aligns with your career goals. There are opportunities to complete this placement in Australia or overseas.

Core areas of study introduce you to the scientific bases of psychology including social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition. You will also develop skills in the practical areas of psychology including counselling, individual difference and assessment, and psychopathology.

Our staff have been recognised for excellence in teaching and research, and offer a supportive learning environment where you can openly seek advice about your career options. Areas of specialisation include family therapy, alcohol and drugs, sexuality and gender, organisational psychology, road safety, and forensic psychology and the law. You can also complete study in areas other than psychology such as science, criminology, education, public health or business.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this course have skills that can be applied to a variety of professional areas. The analytical, interpersonal, and research skills are ideal for careers in education, human resources, market research, organisational development, policing, public health, human services, and counselling.

To pursue a career as a registered psychologist, you must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Currently this involves completing a fourth year of study in psychology plus two years of supervised work experience or two years further study.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as providing a three-year undergraduate level of training in psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychology in Professional Contexts
  • Interpersonal Processes and Skills
  • Foundation Psychology
  • Health and Society Foundation Unit (see List C)
  • Introduction to Psychology 1B
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Counselling Theory and Practice 1
  • Elective
  • Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Psychology Elective (see List A or B)


English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28900 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28900 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 2018: $28900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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