Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Applications Now Open

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.

Social Science (Psychology) 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 100 universities in the world for Sociology and Top 200 for Psychology in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. We are also ranked in the Top 175 Universities for Psychology and Top 250 for Social Sciences in the Times Higher Education 2020 Subject Rankings.

Professional accreditation

The campus-based delivery of this course 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.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook

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

Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: AUD $26,240*

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 new, $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.

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.

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 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.