Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

RMIT University

Program Overview

A Bachelor of Psychology from RMIT will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in human behaviour.In addition to the principles of personality, psychopathology and psychotherapy, you will explore social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology, as well as research methods in psychology.Thoughout the psychology degree, you will explore topics such as perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory, cognition, emotion, motivation, and stress. You will also undertake studies in Health Wellbeing and Nutrition, Counselling and Virtual Care, as well as concepts behind Working with Psychological Health. Your study will be based on the Scientist-Practitioner Model, where you will apply research knowledge to actual situations to help resolve real human problems. This degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,440


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Principles of Psychology
  • Psychology of Everyday Thinking
  • Statistical Computing
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology of Social Life
  • Environmental Psychology

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,440 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Psychology is a broad field with many areas of specialisation including organisational psychology, sport psychology, health psychology, educational psychology, counselling psychology, forensic psychology and community psychology.

Graduates of RMIT's Bachelor of Psychology can work in a wide range of environments, including:

  • hospitals
  • universities
  • general medical practices
  • community health centres
  • private practice
  • educational institutions
  • counselling agencies
  • government departments.
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