Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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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 150 in the world for Sociology and Top 150 in the world for Psychology in this year's QS World University 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. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

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Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: AUD $25,000*

Delivery: On campus

HSC True Reward

At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do. 

 

 

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"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.

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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.