Bachelor of Psychological Studies

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 071141K

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Understand human behaviour - how we reason, react and relate - through studies in psychology, one of VU’s most popular subjects.

In this psychology course you’ll study everything to do with people - from why we behave in the way that we do, to the different ways we communicate in our relationships.

You'll learn about people's motivations, thought processes and interactions, which will ready you for a career in diverse areas including community services, marketing or teaching.

Majors

This accredited psychology degree allows you to combine studies in psychology with an arts major of your choice. Majors include:

  • communication studies
  • gender studies
  • history
  • politics
  • sociology
  • interpersonal and organisational skills.

The interpersonal and organisational skills major was designed to complement studies in psychology. You’ll gain hands-on experience in interviewing and active listening i.e., basic counseling skills.

You’ll also gain skills in working within groups to further your understanding of how organisations work. Regardless of what career you pursue, skills in working with individuals and groups will be important for your professional development.

Psychology field placement program

Psychology students complete a fieldwork unit, which gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a field related to your studies.

Students have completed placements within:

  • the Department of Human Services (Child Protection)
  • family and career support services
  • arts and cultural organisations
  • refugee and asylum seeker support services
  • public and private health services
  • school settings.

Careers in psychology

A degree in Psychological Studies can help you understand yourself and others, complement other learning and develop your analytical skills.

You can start a career in fields such as:

  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • research
  • policy-making
  • counselling.

You can also undertake further study to qualify as a teacher, social worker or registered psychologist. As a psychologist, you could be employed in one of several thriving industries including health care, public administration or education.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychological Studies, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units), consisting of:

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Majors

  • Sociology
  • Interpersonal and Organisational Skills
  • Communication Studies
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,400 Per Year
Read more14,200 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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