Bachelor of Psychological Science
Deep insight into human behaviour
Equip yourself with psychological tools and theory. You’ll develop transferrable skills in communication and ethics. Unpack mental health and psychological issues. This is your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Integrate concepts, theories, and key proponents of the discipline of psychology.
- Evaluate innovative and evidence-based psychological solutions to complex problems in a variety of settings.
- Evaluate innovative and evidence-based psychological solutions to complex problems in a variety of professional settings.
- Apply ethical and respectful communication skills to positively impact diversity in a professional context.
- Exercise critical judgement skills in psychological literacy for advocacy and empowerment with a social justice professional focus.
- Exhibit inclusive interpersonal skills to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team.
- Optimise learning opportunities and psychological skills from a range of contexts to support personal and professional growth.
- Critique and articulate evidence and research in a variety of formats in the social and behavioural sciences.
Successfully completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science will open doors for you in a range of fields. Support wellbeing in community-focused roles or use your skills in advertising or human resources.
Potential careers paths include:
- Community Health Officer
- Health Information Manager
- Health Policy Advisor
- Human Resources Manager
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change.
Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent
Work and Life
- Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience. Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is designed to equip you with a broad theoretical base in psychology and introduce you to the application of the skills, tools and techniques of the discipline. This Psychological Science degree is your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
During this course, you will gain a foundation of psychological knowledge and the ability to analyse, critique and apply this knowledge in a culturally appropriate manner. You will develop your communication skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of ethics and values, and their role in psychology. In addition to specialised studies in psychology, you will undertake a range of other subjects to strengthen transferable skills and broaden your education, outlook and employability.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years (6 trimesters full time), or 6 years (12 trimesters part-time).
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Bachelor of Psychological Science course structure comprises of 20 core subjects and 4 elective subjects.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science the candidate must satisfactorily complete 24 subjects (10 credit points each) totalling 240 credit points.