Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies

Postgraduate Study


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Psychological Studies at Western

Psychology is the field of inquiry that uses scientific techniques and methods to understand and explain behaviour and experience. The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a three-year sequence in Psychology for students with an undergraduate degree and as a bridging program for further studies in psychology. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for an accredited fourth year in Psychology.

The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies prepares graduates for an accredited fourth year in Psychology; it does not comprise such a fourth year.

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Western has been ranked in the Top 250 universities in the world for Psychology in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $33,208*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $40,320*

Delivery: On campus



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.