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Bachelor of Psychology

University of Tasmania
Length: 4 - 9 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Tasmania
Language: English

Program Description

PsychologyThe Bachelor of Psychology is an integrated full-time four-year program of study which can also be studied on a part-time basis in no more than nine years. The course provides a thorough education in the scientific discipline of psychology and introduces students to the applications of psychology.

Psychology students gain educational breadth by studying other disciplines at least to the second year level. In the forth and final year, students study advanced theoretical subjects in core areas and applied topics in psychology together with advanced research training.

In the Bachelor of Psychology, you enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The Psychology major is compulsory for all students, and you choose a second major, a minor, and student electives. In the fourth year you enrol in enrol in the additional advanced units.

Major 1

  • Psychology

Major 2 - A choice of one of the following:

  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Behavioural Science

Minor - A choice of one of the following:

  • Aboriginal Studies (BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Human Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management (BBehavSc)
  • Business Management (BBehavSc)
  • Marketing (BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Chemistry (BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Pharmacology
  • Computing (BSc, BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Philosophy (BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Criminology (BBehavSc & BPsych)
  • Police Studies (BBehavSc)
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Human Interface Technology
  • Sociology
  • Human Movement
  • Statistical Methods

The Bachelor of Psychology program seeks to provide academic preparation of students in the scientist/practitioner model and equip graduates with the knowledge and skills for roles as provisionally registered psychologists. It provides graduates with a rigorous grounding in scientific methodology, critical thought and scholarly discourse.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Bachelor of Psychology course must meet the following criteria:

Satisfactory achievement in TCE Science and/or Mathematics subjects is desirable, eg, Biology,  Mathematics Methods or Mathematics Applied, Chemistry or Physical Sciences, and may be required for students wishing to take first year elective units in Science and Health Science.

There will be a limited quota of places for entry to the first year of the program and applications are ranked on the basis of academic merit, based on the ITI score. A further intake at second year is also based on academic merit. Progression from Year 1 to Year 2 depends on academic merit. The number of places in the program will be limited to a maximum of 30 at each year level.

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, in the Australian state of Tasmania, was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities...

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Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia


Separated from the rest of Australia by the 240km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is an island apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, welcoming people, a pleasant, temperate climate, wonderful food and wine, and a rich history. With a total population of over 500,000, Tasmania provides a relaxed lifestyle that combines cosmopolitan cultural diversity with a breathtaking natural...

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University of Tasmania

Churchill Avenue
7005 Sandy Bay

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