Undergraduate

Psychology (double major)

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour.
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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 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

Students with a Psychology double major can pursue further studies at honours level and, following that, at the postgraduate level, a PhD and/or professional training can be undertaken. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology.
Students with a Psychology double major can pursue further studies at honours level and, following that, at the postgraduate level, a PhD and/or professional training can be undertaken. At present, postgraduate professional training is available in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology.

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 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.

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

Are you interested in how we identify objects, recognise faces, perceive motion, remember and think? 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. How do children develop and learn? How early can autism be diagnosed? How do groups learn to work together? Can anxiety be controlled? How can quality of work life and organisational effectiveness be improved? How do attitudes to alcohol consumption develop? These are just a few of the questions psychologists investigate.

About The Course

A Psychology double major helps you develop a scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the psychological processes underlying these and the relationship of these processes to brain function.
Psychology (double major)

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-PSYDM
TISC Codes
  • UWSCI
  • UWBPH
Psychology (double major)
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-PSYDM
TISC Codes
  • UWSCI
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
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.

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Provisional psychologist

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.

Psychology Pathways

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Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees