Bachelor of Science (Psychological Science)
Become an expert in human behaviour
Explore how psychological science benefits Antarctic expeditions, remote communities, the recovery of brain injuries, addiction, and more. Pave the way for a range of careers.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the methodologies of science and the role and relevance of science in society.
- Apply in-depth knowledge and skills in one or more scientific disciplines to provide specialist advice and functions in a range of contexts.
- Design and implement scientific investigations, including quantitative analysis and critical evaluation of results.
- Communicate scientific results, information, and arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
- Apply scientific methods and knowledge ethically, responsibly, respectfully and safely in research or workplace settings guided by relevant regulatory and professional frameworks
There are many career pathways available for students who have completed a degree in psychology, including:
Aged, family and child services
Community health and welfare
Health services support e.g. Drug and alcohol, cancer, disability, rehabilitation
Human Resource Management
Marketing and Market Research
Employment and training services
Probation and parole services
Policy and planning
Australian Psychological Society
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.
Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Work and Life
Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.
Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
Psychology, the study of human behaviour, impacts every environment in which humans live, work, cooperate and communicate.
Studying psychology, you’ll understand the science behind human behaviour, and learn how this can solve problems in all sorts of situations. This major can pave the way for a range of careers. We provide insight into how psychological science benefits Antarctic expeditions, remote communities, the recovery of brain injuries, addiction, and more.
If you want to develop knowledge and skills that will enrich your personal and professional life, Psychology provides the perfect foundation. When you study the science of psychology you will learn about the biological and psychological principles of human behaviour, and will develop the transferable skills of critical thinking, communication and problem solving that are vital everywhere people interact.
We’ll give you a wealth of practical experience regardless of your areas of study. You’ll have unparalleled access to facilities used by researchers and industry partners, and you can immerse yourself in Tasmania’s living laboratory, with opportunities to connect with the science community.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 8 subjects in first year including:
- 2 Introductory subjects
- TAS-PSY111 Transferable Skills in Psychology
- TAS-PSY124 Mental Health and Individual Differences
- 4 Discipline subjects
- 2 Electives
Year 2. 8 subjects in second year including:
- 2 Intermediate subjects
- TAS-PSY207 Social Psychology
- TAS-PSY211 Research Skills in Psychology
- 2 Discipline subjects
- 4 Electives
Year 3. 8 subjects in third year including:
- 4 Advanced subjects
- TAS-PSY302 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
- TAS-PSY305 Clinical Psychology
- TAS-PSY311 Advanced Research Skills in Psychology
- TAS-PSY324 Psychological Assessment and Intervention
- 2 Discipline subjects
- 2 Electives
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
Select “See subjects”
Choose subjects to begin your application. You can choose 1 or 2 subjects to start.
Choose how you want to start
You can apply for the full degree or if you want to start with Open access, enrol into the subjects using the “Single subjects” option.
You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
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Provide your details and select a funding option. You can pay up-front or apply for government funding in your application.
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This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
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Enrol into and complete the required Open access subjects to earn entry in this degree. Most subjects have no entry requirements, are fully government funded (if you’re eligible) and may be credited when you start the degree.
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