Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Three years full-time or six years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Counsellor | Policy Analyst | Counselling Supporter | Human Resource Management

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), from Western Sydney University, equips students with skills fundamental to the theory and practice of psychology and behavioural studies.

This course gives you a thorough scientific understanding of psychology, displacing assumptions, misconceptions and popular opinions and replacing them with evidence-based knowledge. You'll learn the scientific techniques and methods used to understand human behaviour; study contemporary theories behind cognitive processes; discover experimental design and analysis methodologies, and learn the core concepts underpinning developmental psychology.

Learn from the best! WSU is proud to be ranked in the Top 150 in the world for Sociology and Top 150 in the world for Psychology. 

Be led by passionate and experienced trainers who will give you the foundation to go onto further study to become a psychologist. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course. 

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this social science course, the subjects you may study include: 

    Core units:

    • The Individual in Society
    • Understanding Society
    • Psychology: Human Behaviour
    • Working with Communities
    • People, Place and Social Difference
    • Psychology: Behavioural Science
    • Experimental Design and Analysis
    • Perception
    • Brain and Behaviour
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Human Learning
    • Social Psychology
    • Advanced Research Methods
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Cognitive Processes


    • Child and Community
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Geography and Urban Studies
    • Peace and Development Studies
    • Heritage and Tourism
    • Sociology


    • Behaviour and Environment
    • Health Psychology
    • History and Philosophy of Psychology
    • Introduction to Logical Thinking
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Mental Health Workforce Training
    • Personality
    • Psychology and the Online World
    • Psychology, Crime and Law
    • Psychology of Language
    • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Resilience and Wellbeing
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    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.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), from Western Sydney University. 

This course equips students with the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge that a new graduate would need on entering the workforce or use your qualification to continue your studies and get one step closer toward becoming a Psychologist. 

Wondering where a career in psychology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include;

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Enquire now for more information. 


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

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). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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