How to Apply
A career in this discipline leads to an understanding of how and why people think, feel, perceive and act. To begin your pathway to becoming a psychologist, select the Psychology double major via a three-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Follow this with a fourth year of Honours and you can then graduate as a provisional psychologist or carry on to complete further study depending on your chosen area of interest.
If you would like to study Psychology without becoming a registered psychologist, you can complete either or both of the Psychology majors. These are Psychology in Society (Arts major) or Psychological Science (Science major).
Students who have completed the accredited bachelor’s degree and a year of honours are eligible to register as a provisional psychologist. After completing this, there are accredited postgraduate courses of two or more years available. Students who complete an accredited postgraduate course are eligible to register as a general psychologist with an area of practise endorsement.
Pathways for mature-age high-school leavers
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- UWPYA (Arts)
- UWPYS (Science)
- UWPYP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
- BA (Honours)
- BSc (Honours)
- BPhil (Honours)
- Yes. The number of places is subject to review each year
- ATAR (subject to meeting prerequisites)
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
 Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.