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Social Science (Psychology), Bachelor

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  • 36 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
If you want to work in areas that call for a grasp of the insights, traditions and practices of psychology, this Social Science (Psychology) program at RMIT University is for you.
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Are you looking to work as a psychologist? Are you interested in assessing, diagnosing and treating problems experienced by people? Psychology is a science that provides powerful tools and methods for exploring human experience and behaviour.

Psychologist’s support individuals, who are experiencing difficulties, and others design policies and campaigns to benefit communities.

The combination of a social science degree with a psychology specialisation is ideal for those interested in the interaction between individuals and the world around them.

Why study psychology:

  • Psychology studies can lead to becoming a clinical psychologist.
  • You'll become a better communicator
  • You'll have a better understanding of yourself and the people around you.
  • Gain an understanding of research
  • Study decision-making and problem-solving and develop well-honed critical thinking skills
  • Get the skills needed to help you in your future career, even if you don't become a psychologist


You'll enjoy excellent employment prospects in the public, private and community sectors.

The skills learned in this program are especially relevant to areas such as child protection, human resource management, education, welfare and the health sector and in community-based agencies.

Graduates find work in areas including:

  • federal and state government departments (Centrelink, Department of Human Services)
  • disability services
  • rehabilitation services
  • community development programs
  • dispute mediation
  • employment placement and case management
  • equal employment opportunity program development
  • immigration advice and referral centres

This Social Science (Psychology) program at RMIT University also provides an academic foundation to pursue further specialised study in clinical, educational, organisational, developmental or forensic psychology.

Students seeking to qualify as a practising psychologist must apply either for entry to Honours, or an equivalent graduate year of study in psychology.

Students who continue study and successfully complete a fourth year (Honours or equivalent) qualify for registration as a probationary psychologist. Another 2 years of study, generally taken as a Master of Psychology, qualifies you as a psychologist.


  • Social psychologist
  • social researcher
  • social policy officer
  • organisational behaviour specialist
  • human resources manager
  • welfare service officer


The program is accredited by the professional accreditation body for tertiary psychology courses, the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Psychology in Society
  • Australian Society in a Global Context
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Foundations of Social Research
  • Public Policy

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 035023D

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% 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

    27840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27840 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
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