Undergraduate Studies in Psychology

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Accredited undergraduate sequence

Over the course of the undergraduate sequence, you will develop a deep understanding of psychology that will set you up for future research or clinical postgraduate studies. You will learn research skills from your first year that will build in later years to give you the best foundation and depth of expertise needed to interpret and understand behaviour. 

In second year you will study the core units of psychology covering biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Third year contains a capstone unit consolidating your knowledge of psychology and electives that expose you to the intricacies of the field.

The psychology sequence is designed to build constantly on your knowledge through research-led teaching and by emphasising the impact of research in practice.

Course Description

Psychology is intellectually fascinating and has direct application to everyday life. It can be studied in a number of different ways as part of six degrees offered at the University of Melbourne.

You can choose to study psychology in one of three ways:

  • An accredited 125 point major sequence
  • An unaccredited 75 point minor sequence
  • As individual subjects of study

By offering multiple options of study, you have the flexibility to tailor your study according to your academic interests.

Options for studying psychology as an undergraduate student:

Accredited Psychology Study Non-accredited Psychology Study
  • Bachelor of Arts (major)
    APAC accredited125 credit point major sequence
  • Bachelor of Science (major)
    APAC accredited125 credit point major sequence
  • Bachelor of Arts (minor)
    75 Credit points minor sequence
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
    Six Psychology subjects at level 2 with 3 subjects available as breadth
  • Bachelor of Commerce
    Available as breadth
  • Bachelor of Environments
    Available as breadth
  • Bachelor of Music
    Available as breadth
  • Bachelor of Science
    Available as breadth

An APAC accredited course in Psychology consists of 125 points of study comprising:

  • Two Level 1 Psychology subjects; and
  • Four compulsory Level 2 subjects (50 points); and
  • Two compulsory Level 3 subjects, and two elective Level 3 subjects (50 points)

A full list of the University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees can be found on this page. For more information on breadth subjects click here.

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