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Postgraduate Coursework

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Graduate Entry)

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
N/A
820100
Online (CSP)
N/A
820100
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
107548H
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WPSYG2

Award
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Psychology
Health

If you wish to pursue a career as a psychologist, this course offers you a foundation in psychology by allowing you to undertake an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited degree online, on campus, or via a combination of both. It provides you with an integrated understanding of human behaviour which includes the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science.

Successfully completing the course and maintaining a minimum GPA of 5.5 or better (and a credit or better in PSY247 and PSY347) will prepare you to undertake further study by applying to enrol into an Honours degree. Please note that the Honours degree is subject to a quota, and a student's ability to enrol in the Honours degree is not guaranteed

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and prepares you for entry into an Honours year in psychology. During your studies, you can also join the Australian Psychological Society

Credit transfers and pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

Student profile

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Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of:

  • a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification; and
  • Successful completion of first year CDU psychology units PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A and PSY141 Introduction to Psychology B; or equivalent units undertaken at another institution as part of an APAC accredited degree.
  • Applicants who have undertaken equivalent units at an institution other than CDU must attach their unit outlines to their application for assessment.

Students who have completed an APAC accredited degree are not eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

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Course structure

You will be provided with knowledge from core areas of psychology such as human development, social-cultural perspectives, and research methods, whilst having the opportunity to explore areas of interest from a selection of units specifically designed for this course.


  • 2022 HE unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.
 

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(8 units)
80cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

PSY203 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
PSY248 Research Design and Analysis
PSY306 Theories of Individual Difference and Personality
PSY330 Learning and Motivation
PSY337 Advanced Research Design and Analysis
PSY356 Motivation and Emotion
PSY363 Abnormal Psychology
PSY365 Applied Community and Health Psychology

  80cp Total Credit Points

 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.
 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PSY248 Research Design and Analysis CO PSY203 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan CO
PSY306 Theories of Individual Differences and Personality CO PSY330 Learning and Memory CO
PSY365 Applied Community and Health Psychology CO PSY337 Advanced Research Design and Analysis CO
PSY356 Motivation and Emotion CO PSY363 Abnormal Psychology CO

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    PSY203 Developmental Psychology CO
    PSY330 Learning and Memory CO
    PSY337 Advanced Research Design and Analysis CO
    PSY363 Abnormal Psychology CO
Calendar Year 2
PSY248 Research Design and Analysis CO    
PSY306 Theories of Individual Differences and Personality CO    
PSY365 Applied Community and Health Psychology CO    
PSY356 Motivation and Emotion CO    

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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