Undergraduate

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Psychology is a fascinating and diverse area of study that seeks to answer questions about how and why people behave the way they do.

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

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Career Opportunities

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Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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Course details

This major provides a core understanding of the scientific discipline of psychology. You will develop an understanding of the cognitive and neural processes underlying behaviour; research methods in psychology; the measurement of psychological behaviour and abilities; the development of knowledge and abilities across the lifespan; and the processes that govern the relationships between people and groups in a multicultural society.

About the course

The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences single major will develop your scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the psychological processes underlying these and the relationship of these processes to brain function.
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PSYCH
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
  • 003005D
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PSYCH
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
  • 003005D
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Psychology at UWA

Why study with us?

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers.

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Course Accreditation

The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Major is Accredited without conditions in the BSc and BA by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a three-year psychology sequence.

Becoming a psychologist

Begin your pathway to becoming a psychologist by selecting the Psychology extended major, available in the Bachelor of Psychology or the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences single major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. To continue your pathway to registration as a provisional psychologist, follow this with a fourth year of study with Honours in Psychology. You can then undertake further postgraduate study in your chosen area of psychology to complete the pathway to registration.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.