If you want to explore how the mind works, question why people behave the way they do and help others lead their best lives, this degree is the ideal choice. Western’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) will pave the way for a range of career options, including further study required to become a psychologist.
Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.
If you're ready to secure your future with a degree from Western, applications are now open to commence study in 2021.
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Psychology at Western combines evidence-based biological, cognitive, neurological, social, developmental, and personality theory with statistical expertise and practical experience.This course is strongly vocational, equipping you with the specialist psychological and research skills you will need to discover more about human behaviour and answer questions about things we don’t yet understand.
As part of your four-year degree, you will be taught by some of the most respected experts in the field and gain the opportunity to undertake local and international work placements.Additional study is needed to become a practising psychologist. This degree gives you a thorough grounding in psychology and the academic qualifications to take your ambition to the next level.
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 degree is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). When you graduate, you can also apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and become an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. If you do at least two more years’ study or supervised experience, you can apply to be a fully registered psychologist.
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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.
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*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.