Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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Study the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and gain insight into why people think, feel and behave the way they do. At the same time, you will also open the door to a world of opportunity through your study in the arts. 

Learn the perfect mix of skills sought by employers by studying one degree, with exposure to two distinct areas of interest. Combining your passions in psychology and the arts can broaden your career options and make you more employable once you graduate. 

The added benefit of an arts degree at Deakin is the transferable skills you build through experiential learning. Learn to work in teams during industry placements, develop critical analysis through work-integrated learning, and build valuable life skills through international experiences*. Combine this with in-depth study in psychology as a scientific discipline and learn about human behaviour and personality.

Why not study psychology your way, with more flexibility and diverse opportunities? 

You will explore divers areas of psychology including:

  • behavioural and clinical neuroscience
  • child and adolescent psychology
  • human social behaviour
  • cognitive psychology
  • forensic psychology

Our School of Psychology is one of the largest in Victoria. It has strong partnerships with industry, including collaborative activities with government agencies, public and private organisations, hospitals and other universities.

These partnerships ensure that your degree remains relevant to industry and workforce needs. You will be in high demand by employers who want graduates that are ready to face problems with confidence.

You will get the chance to build real-world experience by electing to undertake the Psychology at Work (Internship) unit in your final year of study.  This gives you 140 hours of practical industry placement, strengthening your employment prospects. The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is also recognised for registration purposes by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

As a student in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), you will also choose an area of study in the arts to build your future-focused degree, from 26 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, communication, languages, and the creative arts.

With specialist knowledge in your chosen arts discipline, you will learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to real-world issues. You will also develop the essential skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving that employers are looking for.

If you are intending to become a psychologist, this course is a pathway to a fourth year level of study (honours or graduate diploma level). After completing a fourth year of study, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. Students wishing to become fully registered psychologists can then apply to continue their study by undertaking one of the following:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Psychology (Organisational)
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).



Level 1

  • Academic Integrity
  • Introduction to Psychology: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Introduction to Psychology: Individual and Social Development

Level 2

  • Psychology Research Methods (Introductory)
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • The Human Mind
  • Human Social Behaviour

Level 3

  • Psychology Research Methods (Intermediate)
  • Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Brain, Biology and Behaviour