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Psychology, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour. The Psychology program at RMIT University applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems.
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Overview

Your studies will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress.

You can also undertake elective studies in nutrition, information technology, applied psychology, health statistics, computer science and any electives available across the university.

As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The Psychology program at RMIT University is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.

Psychologists study the processes around how people think and feel. They work closely with patients to understand their mental state and how this is impacting on their behaviours.

Psychologists conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.

Career

As a graduate of the psychology program, you can work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working with people with disabilities, research, training, market research and with further study, teaching.

Psychology is a broad field with many areas of specialisation including counselling, sport psychology, educational psychology, organisational psychology, and forensic psychology.

Psychologists work in a wide range of environments including:

  • hospitals
  • universities
  • general medical practices
  • community health centres
  • private practice
  • educational institutions
  • counselling agencies
  • government departments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Psychology
  • Psychology of Everyday Thinking
  • Statistical Computing
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology of Social Life
  • Environmental Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 029765E

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34560 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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