Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 068927B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Follow your passions and drive your career forward, gaining essential workplace skills and knowledge in your Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Victoria University.

An arts degree is the ideal preparation for today's fast-changing world. You'll develop specific skills for your chosen career, along with research, writing and communication expertise, which are essential in a broad range of work environments.

This course offers maximum flexibility if you are undecided about career choice. It lets you combine units from different areas to create a base of knowledge that you can to draw on when applying for work in various fields. We have a dedicated Indigenous studies program that will give you knowledge needed for working with Aboriginal communities.

Our Bachelor of Arts is distinctive for its focus on academic disciplines that are engaged with the workplace and community. You'll benefit from our strong network of community and industry partners, and practical and workplace learning.

Practical learning opportunities

In your third year of the Bachelor of Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects with our industry and community partners. You can make valuable industry connections before you even graduate.

You’ll develop skills in organisation, teamwork and project management. Past examples include:

  • Big West Festival
  • Doutta Gala Aged Care Services mural
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Parliamentary internship
  • Footscray Centenary
  • Offset creative arts journal.

The accredited psychology major equips you with a theoretical understanding of a range of psychological topics such as motivation and emotion, biological, cognitive, social, and personality psychology. Analytical, research and statistical skills, and understanding of relationships and communication are also developed through study of this major.

Course professional accreditation is required for graduates as a pathway for further study. The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) reviews: course content against set criteria; academic staff profiles; administration and technical support. Students completing this major set will also have completed the two pre-requisite foundation units at first year level: APP1012 and APP1013.

Unit set Structure

  • Psychology 2A
  • Psychology 2B
  • Intercultural and Developmental Issues in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • History and Theories in Psychology
  • Clinical Aspects of Psychology
  • Plus
  • 24 Credit Points (equivalent to 2 units) of Psychology Electives from list below
  • Psychology Electives
  • Counselling Theory and Practice
  • Group Behaviour
  • Organisations and Work
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Psychology

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,600 Per Year
Read more12,800 per semester
02 Aug 2021 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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