Become a psychology professional
Gain a unique insight into human nature that will take you further in any career. A psychology degree from Swinburne will give you the skills to analyse the behaviour, relationships and motivations of people around you. You will gain an understanding of developmental, cognitive and social psychology. This can be applied to both organisational and personal levels, in many different industries, from social work to HR.
This course will see you learn from qualified psychology professionals, and complete a program of study that’s professionally recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Child Protection Officer
Create a protective, safe and supportive environment for children.
Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Further studies in specialised areas of psychology can lead to a range of careers, including:
Help athletes and sporting teams deal with the psychological pressures of their sport.
Assess and evaluate the problems of patients and assist them in overcoming personal issues.
Learning at Swinburne Online
An industry-recognised qualification
The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is an accredited degree from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by leading academics, it incorporates the psychology sequence accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). And once you graduate, you’ll be in a position to apply for further study, graduate programs or employment in a related field.
A community of critical thinkers
At Swinburne Online, you will join a supportive online community of like-minded psychology students. Like you, each person will bring a unique perspective to discussions and classes, where you will work with others on a range of activities and real-life case studies. Our students support each other throughout their degree, offering a pool of advice, ideas and encouragement. You’ll also collaborate with experienced professionals, and form valuable networks with those working in the industry.
A unique learning experience
You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. You’ll learn in an interactive environment with other like-minded students. Here you will conduct research, practice both critical and reflective thinking, and analyse real situations with others. Our study groups and discussion boards allow you to share your ideas at any time of the day or night.
Non-Year 12 entry
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
Year 12 entry
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalents, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
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Last updated February 19, 2018