Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077384J

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) requires students to combine research with professional study, and draws on subjects from both liberal and creative arts.

As a student of this course, you’ll study psychology as a scientific discipline and appreciate the important role it plays within society. Some of the areas you’ll learn about include behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology. You’ll also explore selected arts, social science and humanities disciplines.

This course is perfect for empathetic people who are passionate, understanding people who wish to better understand themselves and those around them.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 24 credit points

Professional Recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Arts disciplines, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.


Demonstrate highly developed skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to communicate research outcomes, and produce scholarly papers.

Digital literacy

Research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate information using a range of appropriate technologies and resources in a rapidly-changing global environment.

Critical thinking

Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in selecting and applying appropriate theories and methodologies to evaluate information and knowledge about society, culture and the arts.

Problem solving

Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative Arts, including cross-disciplinary approaches.


Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for personal actions and a continued commitment to learning in personal, professional, and scholarly contexts.


Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and members of the wider community.

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, cultural diversity, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and professional roles in the local, national or international community.

Career outcomes

As a Deakin Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information, and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.

This program also offers honor’s degree.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,200 Per Year 08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
3 years Full time Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
30,200 Per Year 08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
3 years Full time Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216
30,200 Per Year
Read moreThis fee refers to full time and its guide for online students
08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
3 years Self study / online (with attendance)
Read more3 years full time
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Admission Requirements Specific Entry for applicants with recent secondary education

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent; TOEFL internet-based test (IBT) score of 65, writing 21; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550, writing 4.5; Cambridge English proficiency (CPE) score of 169 no band less than 169; Cambridge English advanced (CAE) score of 169 no band less than 169; Pearson’s test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 52-57 no less than 50 in each skill; occupational English test (OET) score of overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading; DUELI EAP program of EAP360 percent.


Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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