Undergraduate

Psychology (double major)

Psychology is a fascinating and diverse area of study that touches upon many aspects of daily life, seeking to answer questions about how and why people behave the way they do.
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AP Exams

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities for graduates in Psychology are varied because you are prepared for an occupation in which knowledge of human behaviour, psychological measurement techniques, and experimental design and data analysis are valuable, such as business, teaching, market research, welfare and politics. The Psychology double major can also lead to further study and professional qualifications in psychology. An accredited four-year degree is required by the Psychology Board of Australia for provisional registration as a psychologist. For specialist training, a professional postgraduate qualification must be completed.
Career opportunities for graduates in Psychology are varied because you are prepared for an occupation in which knowledge of human behaviour, psychological measurement techniques, and experimental design and data analysis are valuable, such as business, teaching, market research, welfare and politics. The Psychology double major can also lead to further study and professional qualifications in psychology. An accredited four-year degree is required by the Psychology Board of Australia for provisional registration as a psychologist. For specialist training, a professional postgraduate qualification must be completed.
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Further Study

The Honours program in Psychology aims to develop your skills in addressing advanced conceptual issues in psychology and integrating a broad range of research findings within central theoretical concepts. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of current research within several areas of the discipline. You’ll learn to plan, implement, and interpret the findings of a major piece of empirical research and give brief oral presentations of research findings in a manner that is understandable to people not working in the same research area. The honours specialisation continues the research preparation from the earlier undergraduate years and prepares you for entry into a PhD and into discipline-accredited Master degrees that have a research component. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Business Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. Psychology Honours has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year of psychology study, and graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
The Honours program in Psychology aims to develop your skills in addressing advanced conceptual issues in psychology and integrating a broad range of research findings within central theoretical concepts. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of current research within several areas of the discipline. You’ll learn to plan, implement, and interpret the findings of a major piece of empirical research and give brief oral presentations of research findings in a manner that is understandable to people not working in the same research area. The honours specialisation continues the research preparation from the earlier undergraduate years and prepares you for entry into a PhD and into discipline-accredited Master degrees that have a research component. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Business Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. Psychology Honours has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year of psychology study, and graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Psychology double major will help you develop a scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the psychological processes underlying these and the relationship of these processes to brain function.

About The Course

You’ll find an emphasis on the measurement of psychological abilities, how these develop through the lifespan and on the processes that govern the relationships between people and groups in society. You will also develop an understanding of how psychological processes are affected by ageing, brain damage and disease.
Psychology (double major)

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PSYDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (Bsc), 4 years(BPhil [Hons])
Psychology (double major)
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PSYDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (Bsc), 4 years(BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Sepideh Rahmani

Sepideh Rahmani

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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Provisional psychologist

Provisional Psychologist PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST = 1 HONOURS 3 + BACHELOR’S

Begin your pathway to becoming a psychologist by selecting the Psychology double major, available in either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts. To continue your pathway to registration as a provisional psychologist, follow this with a fourth year of study with Honours in Psychology. You can then undertake further study in your chosen area of psychology to complete the pathway to registration as a general psychologist.

Psychology Pathways

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Course Accreditation

The Psychology Double Major has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a three year psychology sequence.

Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees