Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

What makes people think, feel and behave the way they do? Explore the major fields of psychology including neuroscience, human development, and emotion to gain an understanding of how both nature and nurture shape us as people.

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Murdoch code

B1339

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

091972E
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For overall experience, student support and teaching quality for courses in health services and support. 1

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Across Murdoch's on-campus counselling and chiropractic clinics and in community-focused exercise science practicals.

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Overview

Forget what you’ve seen in the movies – psychology isn’t just about lying on a couch and talking.

Learn about all the major fields in psychology to gain an understanding of how individual psychological differences develop. You’ll explore perception, emotion, learning, cognition, language, neuroscience and human development through the lifespan, as well as looking at the biological, social, and cultural influences on the individual person.

In doing so you’ll learn how personality and individual differences develop, and the interplay between these things and psychological health and wellbeing. You’ll also gain an understanding of psychological disorders and treatments.

You’ll have the chance to study psychology along with other subjects in science when you choose a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Build special expertise in the areas of psychology that most interest you.

With a focus on the latest research in these fields, you’ll integrate your learning of subject matter with the research methods used to discover new knowledge in these fields.

3 reasons to study Psychology at Murdoch

  • This course is a first step towards becoming a registered psychologist.
  • Get exposure to how research studies are conducted in your first year units, with participation in ongoing research rewarded with course credit.
  • Five-star rating for overall experience for psychology.*
    *Source:Good Universities Guide 2021

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Techniques used by cognitive neuroscientists.
  • How people think, plan, remember and make decisions.
  • How biology influences behaviour.
  • How human beings change and develop through the lifespan.
  • How society, culture and the people around us influence our behaviour.
  • How individuals differ in their personality and talents.
  • Psychological disorders, what causes them, and how psychologists can help.
  • Techniques for investigating people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Your future career

Pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including health, business, and research. Careers could include:

  • Psychologist (with further study)
  • Researcher
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Manager

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With the addition of a fourth year of study, such as our Graduate Diploma or Honours program, and a fifth year, such as our Master of Applied Psychology (Professional), you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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