Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus


2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR):70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
80.00
TAFElink:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes


International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier 2
English requirements


Course overview

The Bachelor of Psychological Science enables you to undertake a nationally accredited major sequence in psychology.

This course is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge in core areas such as human learning and memory, the brain, child development, ageing, personality, emotions, interpersonal relationship and mental health

It will provide you with:

  • grounding in theory and practice in core areas of basic and applied psychology as well as the skills to critically evaluate psychological literature and to apply psychology knowledge to real-world problems
  • the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, research and the assessment of people's strengths and difficulties
  • an understanding of ethical issues on research and practice.

Graduates are eligible to apply for accredited honours programs in psychology and to subsequently pursue higher degree studies or supervision towards registration as a psychologist.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Psychological Science at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Psychological Science at Flinders: 

  • gives you an understanding of how people think, feel and act
  • is a pathway to registration as a practising psychologist.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Psychological Science degree?

Professional recognition/membership

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

For registration as a psychologist in South Australia, students must complete an Honours program in Psychology and either two years of supervised experience or an approved qualification such as the Master of Psychology.

Full membership of the Australian Psychological Society requires an Honours degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate qualification.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following:

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None. No assumed knowledge.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224651
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,838

International students
CRICOS code: 077358M
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $26,100
2017: $26,900

 

 

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options

Graduates are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honour) or other nationally accredited psychology honours programs, which can lead further study or training to become a registered psychologist and/or senior research positions.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Psychology (PDF 5MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus