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RMIT University

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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Psychology is a science that provides powerful tools and methods for exploring human experience and behaviour.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
BP112, 035023D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $19,698 total
International Fees
$26,880 per year / $80,640 total

About this course

Psychology is a science that provides powerful tools and methods for exploring human experience and behaviour.

Psychologists work to assess, diagnose and treat or prevent problems, experienced by people.

Psychologist's work varies. Some 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.

If you want to work in areas that call for a grasp of the insights, traditions and practices of psychology, this program is for you.

Get your foot in the door

You'll have the opportunity to put your skills to practice, and meet potential future employers, on a professional work-placement.

Psychology studies can lead to careers in:

  • human services organisations
  • community-based agencies
  • human resource management
  • multicultural agencies
  • educational settings.
How to become a psychologist

To register as a psychologist, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) (1 year full-time) and the

Entry requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent in 2016, 2017 or 2018. If applicable, this includes equity access schemes and any other adjustment factors.

School Network Access Program (SNAP)

The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary access and participation of eligible students from SNAP partner schools.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training study

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Certificate IV or above (or equivalent).

Applicants with Higher Education study

Satisfactory completion of at least two courses (subjects) at an Australian undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent).

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary certificate of education (Year 12) or overseas equivalent.

Prerequisites: VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL (or equivalent) or achieve an overall score of at least 155 in the STAT multiple choice.

Study locations

Melbourne City

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