Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Introduction to research methods in psychology, Biological and cognitive psychology, Personality and individual differences, Statistical methods, Lifespan development psychology, Counselling theory and practice, Psychology culture and indigenous Australians, Personality, Social Psychology, Cognitive and biological psychology, Psychological testing and assessment, Psychology research.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 15 core courses, as well as eight elective courses.


  • Abnormal psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Current issues in psychology
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Introduction to research methods in psychology
  • Lifespan developmental psychology
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Personality
  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Social psychology
  • Statistical methods

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 7.0/6.5.


The degree is recognised as an accredited undergraduate course by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Graduates of this program can proceed to an accredited fourth year program, a Graduate Diploma or Honours in Psychology. After an appropriate fourth year program and either two years postgraduate study or two years of supervised practice, students may apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $79,500 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $79,500 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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