What makes people do the things they do? How does the mind work? How can you help others to lead their best lives?
Psychology at Western can help you find the answers. Western ranks among the world’s top universities for Psychology. Offers you access to state-of- the-art facilities, local and international work placements, and the most respected experts in the field.
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Applications are now open for courses with a mid-year intake and for commencing undergraduate study in March 2022. Take your first step towards an Unlimited future.
Make sense of who we are
Psychology at Western combines evidence-based biological, cognitive, neurological, social, developmental, and personality theory with statistical expertise and practical experience.
Learn how to make sense of the world. Be prepared to shape your unlimited future.
The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Honours fourth year for any prospective candidate who has completed an accredited three-year undergraduate Psychology course at Western Sydney University in the last 10 years.
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Western has been ranked in the Top 200 universities in the world for Psychology in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. We are also ranked in the Top 175 universities for Psychology in the Times Higher Education 2020 Subject Rankings.
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The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) is an APAC-accredited Honours fourth year for any prospective candidate who has completed (or is currently completing) an accredited three-year undergraduate Psychology course at Western Sydney University in the last 10 years. Undergraduate degrees are as follows:
This degree is not open to applicants who completed their accredited psychology degree at an institution other than Western Sydney University. In addition, students must have obtained an Average Admission Mark of 70+ in the Western Sydney University grading system in Level 2 and 3 units with a majority of Credit or higher grades in Level 2 and 3 psychology units.
Entry into this Honours program is restricted by supervisory capacity. Limited places are available in this course and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee entry. Eligible students are selected in order of merit based on their Average Admission Mark in Level 2 and 3 units. There is no provision for deferring an offer of a place.
This degree opens you up to psychology or research positions in:
- Clinical, industrial and organisational psychology
- Disability services
- Psychology and the law
- The media
- Community psychology
- Forensic psychology
Psychologist (with further study)
Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
Counsellors provide assistance to people struggling with emotional issues and offer advice and guidance. They may specialise in particular areas, such as health and grief management.
Research involves compiling data, analysing trends and noting observations in the area of psychology. This work is recorded in reports that are used to assist with the development of that field.
Organisational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.
Educational Psychologists investigate learning and teaching, and develops psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings.
Sport Psychologists work to maximise individual and team performance through the use of tailored mental skills. They provide psychological assessment, performance enhancement programs and counselling for athletes and other clients..
Online Short Courses Information Session
Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short courses will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area.
To find out more about Online Short Courses offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Courses Information Session on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.
Further study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.