Bachelor of Psychological Studies

VU course code: ABPA | CRICOS: 071141K | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
In person

Tuition: per semester AU$16,700

Footscray Park
29 July 2024


Understand human behaviour and gain the foundations for a career following your passion with a Bachelor of Psychological Studies at Victoria University (VU).

In this psychology course, you’ll learn valuable skills and knowledge that you can use in work, community and personal settings.

Gain a professional understanding of how humans reason, react and relate, covering fascinating topics related to thinking and behaviour, including:

  • memory
  • learning
  • motivation and emotion
  • cognition
  • lifespan development.  

Explore psychological and personality disorders and understand the importance of sleep, healthy living, and stress management. By exploring different approaches to counselling, you'll develop a deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of clinical practice.

With this psychological studies degree that includes 60 hours of work placement, you can choose your career path from a diverse range of areas including community services, marketing, teaching, or employee support and development.

As a psychology graduate, you’ll have the in-demand transferable skills that employers desire, including critical thinking, problem-solving, ethics, communication and respect for diversity. 

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychological Studies, students will be required to complete 288 credit points, consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core First Year studies;
  • 120 credit points of Core Psychology studies;
  • 24 credit points of Psychology Elective studies, and;
  • 48 credit points of Minor studies.


Fees & scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




Your psychological studies degree can help you understand yourself and others, complement other learning and develop your analytical skills.

You’ll be ready to start a career in fields such as:

  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • research
  • policy-making
  • counselling.

You may also choose to continue on to further study to qualify as a teacher, social worker or registered psychologist.

The number of jobs for psychologists is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. As a psychologist, you could be employed in one of several thriving industries including health care, public administration or education.


Our Bachelor of Psychological Studies is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).

Prepare for further study to become a psychologist

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Natasha Jones
Goal: clinical psychologist
Bachelor of Psychological Studies
"I’d definitely recommend VU and my course. It's a lot more student-oriented than other universities."
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