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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

  • Bachelor

Take the first step towards becoming a psychologist or work in fields where knowledge of human behaviour is important. Complete placements to match your career goals.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
PY45, 034136C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,500 per year / $22,500 total
International Fees
$31,700 per year / $95,100 total

About this course

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Registered psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to assist individuals who are experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders, among other things. Psychologists may work in a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour. Psychology graduates have many career choices, using their knowledge of human behaviour to work in a range of fields, including health promotion, marketing, human resources, coaching, policy, and community services. Graduates also work as researchers to provide greater understanding about how people think, feel and react to situations, and to develop new strategies to improve psychological functioning.

Double degrees

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility.

Consider the following double degrees with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology):

  • Business: gain knowledge and skills to add business acumen to roles as a market researcher, human resources manager or training and development consultant.
  • Law: pursue a career as a lawyer or psychologist in legal, corporate, government, mental health or clinical health environments, or in the development of mental health legal policies, or in research in the legal-psychological domain.
  • Justice: your psychology and justice qualifications will position you for a career in policy development, criminal justice institutions, rehabilitation and family services.
  • Social Work: combine psychology and social work to work in community services, counselling and family-centred intervention, mental health services, drug and alcohol intervention, or disability services.
  • Nursing: use your skills to work as a nurse in a range of areas including emergency, mental health, palliative care, or cancer departments.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

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). Recommended Study: Maths A, B or C.

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 8 Selection rank 84 OP 8 Selection rank 84 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 76 OP 9 Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
80.5%
Overall satisfaction
80.5%
Skill scale
54.1%
Teaching scale
69.9%
Employed full-time
$56k
Average salary