Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences

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Psychology and Social Science at Western

This degree combines a broadly based, interdisciplinary social sciences three-year program with an undergraduate accredited sequence in Psychology.

You will gain a deep understanding of the complex and culturally diverse world we live in and emerge with a thorough understanding of how Psychology uses scientific techniques and methods to understand human cognition, affect and behaviour.

When you graduate, you will have the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge required for a range of careers available in areas of sociology, mental health, peace and development and counselling in both government and private sectors as well as the academic requirements to proceed to advanced study.

Learn from the best

Western is ranked in the Top 250 in the world for Psychology and Top 150 in the world for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings 2022 by subject.

Professional accreditation

The campus-based delivery of this program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a three-year sequence of study in psychology.

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: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: AUD $29,920*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"Psychology is interesting, current, and you can actually use it every day. I love the friendly, very approachable staff at Western."

— Katelyn Mannix . Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology).

Facilities

Gain access to Western’s $30 million Science & Psychology building at Parramatta, as well as our world-class campuses at Penrith and Bankstown.

Get practical experience in our state-of- the-art social work skills and psychology testing labs.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Study a double degree

A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
Achieve your unlimited potential.

 

*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.