Undergraduate

Psychology in Society

Psychology in Society is a fascinating and diverse area of study that touches upon many aspects of daily life.
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Frequently asked questions

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 in Society are varied because you are prepared for an occupation in which knowledge of human behaviour, psychological measurement techniques, and experimental design and data analysis is valuable. Possible careers could be in business, teaching, market research, welfare and politics. When completed as part of the Psychology double major, this can 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.
Career opportunities for graduates in Psychology in Society are varied because you are prepared for an occupation in which knowledge of human behaviour, psychological measurement techniques, and experimental design and data analysis is valuable. Possible careers could be in business, teaching, market research, welfare and politics. When completed as part of the Psychology double major, this can 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.
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Further Study

Students with a Psychology double major can pursue further studies at honours level and, following that, can undertake a PhD and/or professional training at the postgraduate level. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. You can also apply for our other postgraduate professional courses.
Students with a Psychology double major can pursue further studies at honours level and, following that, can undertake a PhD and/or professional training at the postgraduate level. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. You can also apply for our other postgraduate professional courses.

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.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$7,341.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $8,708.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$6,806.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,152.00 - $8,209.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$90,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$28,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$85,500.00

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 UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

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.

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

How do groups communicate? Can panic be controlled? How do attitudes to alcohol consumption develop? A major in Psychology in Society allows you to explore how and why people behave the way they do.

About The Course

The Psychology in Society major helps you build a scientific understanding of human behaviour and its underlying psychological processes.
Psychology in Society

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
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-PSYSO
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Psychology in Society
Status
  • Available 2017
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-PSYSO
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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.

Popular combinations

Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees

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