About Bachelor Of Psychological Science (wpsys1) in Charles Darwin University
In the Bachelor of Psychological Science, you will develop an integrated understanding of human behaviour including social-cultural perspective, motivations, health and psychopathology as well as the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science.
Key study areas include:
- research methods
- abnormal psychology
- social-cultural psychology
- learning and motivation
- cognitive psychology
- cognitive psychology
- the biological bases of behavior
- introduction to forensic psychology
It also prepares you for the Honours program, as well as postgraduate professional coursework or supervised training in psychology.
This course may be deferred up to 1 year.
This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.
In first year, students are introduced to a range of areas in psychology while in second and third year core and specialist electives provide more in-depth study of key areas such as research methods, abnormal psychology, social-cultural psychology, learning and motivation, cognitive psychology, the biological bases of behavior, introduction to forensic psychology and counselling.
Second and third year core and specialist electives also cover major themes in foundational knowledge and contemporary issues in psychology as well as specialist areas (eg, health psychology, alcohol and other drugs, forensic psychology, neuroscience, counselling, behavioral therapies, etc).
The minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score or prerequisite knowledge.
IELTS Academic Module - A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 169 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency - A minimum overall grade of B2; Navitas Academic English - A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English;
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50;
TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT) - A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.
For more details, please visit university site.
Charles Darwin University Highlights
||Darwin, Northern Territory
|Number of campuses
||301 Million AUD
|Mode of program
||On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time
Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
- The tuition charge for each course and living expenses are included in the cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University.
- The cost of living for a person studying in Australia on a student visa is estimated by the Department of Home Affairs to be 21,041 AUD.
For reference, the cost breakdown is shown below:
||Tuition Fee per year
||25,328 – 33,480 AUD
||28,104 - 34,680 AUD
|Undergraduate associate degree
||29,616 – 33,480 AUD
||26,968 – 29,616 AUD
|Graduate associate degree
||25,328 – 28,104 AUD
- For college students in Darwin and Sydney, the cost of living may be different. Below is an estimate for both places as a guide:
||Cost in Darwin (per week)
||Cost in Sydney (per week)
|Food and groceries
|Gas and electricity
|Phone and Internet
|Car (if owned by students)