If you want to explore how the mind works and question why people behave the way they do, our leading Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is the right program for your future.
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Make sense of who we are
Take the first step to understand why we think, feel, and behave the way we do in personal, professional, and societal environments. Allow us to take you on a scientific discovery to understand individual abilities, attitudes and the beginnings of our personality and emotional states.
You will develop knowledge and skills to understand and explain human behaviour and experience. You will have the option to include in your study program electives such as Digital Mental Health; Behaviour and Environment; Psychology, Crime and Law; and Positive Psychology.
After the first three years of fundamentals of psychology you may progress to the 4th, honours year which further enhance your knowledge and skills and prepare you for a range of work opportunities or pathways to postgraduate studies in research or in professional training programs towards registration as a generalist or clinical psychologist. As a valued undergraduate student at Western, you will be eligible for early applications and interviews for our psychology postgraduate programs.
Gain practical experience in our cutting-edge psychology testing labs. Explore our state-of-the-art Science and Psychology building at Parramatta, as well as our campuses at Penrith and Bankstown.
This is a four year fully accredited program by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
Why study Psychology at Western?
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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..
Wesley Mission partnership
Through our brand-new partnership with Wesley Mission, a major provider of health and other services in our region, you have the opportunity to complete certificated mental health workforce training alongside your Psychology degree. This will allow you to gain additional job ready skills at a time you choose in a way that complements your training in the science of psychology.
The Academy at Western is a place to learn, grow and transform as a leader and changemaker.
Focused on transformative and impactful leadership, our program is designed to build your awareness, knowledge, and critical skills to lead with confidence and purpose.
As an Academy member, you will grow your potential by interacting with innovative education, working and learning in interdisciplinary environments, engaging with local and international communities, and connecting with industry and community leaders.
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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, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. 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.
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