Western Sydney University
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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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Learn how our minds work and how that affects what people do with this Bachelor of Arts (with a key program in Psychology) course from Western Sydney University.
Designed for students with an interest in psychology, this course provides the foundation concepts of human behaviour, psychology, and mental health. You'll learn key skills and knowledge and develop a broad understanding of the context in which people operate and how psychology applies across the broad base of human endeavour.
Grounded in a strong understanding of complex social and cultural issues, this course offers opportunities to probe and critique contemporary issues. You'll have the opportunity to study a broad range of arts units, and build sought-after skills in reading, writing, analysis and communication. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to work in the arts, or undertake further study in order to work as a practising psychologist.
If you're curious about what makes us tick and want to turn it into a rewarding career, this course is for you.
In this arts and humanities course, the subjects you may study include:
Students will complete at least one of the following specialisations:
When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.
Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (with a key program in Psychology) from Western Sydney University.
This industry-relevant qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a wide variety of sectors in the arts and humanities fields. It will also position you to undertake further study in order to work as a psychologist.
With this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to seek work in a broad range of research, analysis and policy roles across sectors including media, retail, technology, construction, finance education, hospitality, art and more. You'll be able to turn your natural curiosity into solutions for some of our world's most pressing problems and build a rewarding career while doing it.
Wondering where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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