UNSW Bachelor of Psychological Science is a multidisciplinary degree concerned with the study of behaviour and its underlying mental and neural processes. This three-year, full-time degree provides a comprehensive education in various discipline areas such as biological, abnormal, cognitive, forensic, developmental and social psychology. Students develop their communication skills and apply psychological principles to personal, social and global issues.

Study Options Tailored to Your Interests

The UNSW Bachelor of Psychological Science allows students to study for an accredited degree in Psychology at the same time as undertaking a major in a complementary field of study. Combining Psychology with a major in Marketing, Management or Human Resource Management provides an excellent background for careers in the business world.  

Combining Psychology with Philosophy, Criminology or Linguistics prepares you for a variety of social science careers. Students with a specific interest in psychological and neuroscientific aspects of Psychology can combine with the study of vision science, neuroscience or physiology.

At the end of the second year, students can take the option to choose a course that will provide them with the pre-requisites to gain entry to the honours (fourth) year. This gives students access to courses providing the professional qualifications required to become a registered professional Psychologist.


Your Career 

UNSW Bachelor of Psychological Science graduates can pursue specialised research projects and careers in clinical, correctional and legal settings, in both the private and public sectors. Some of these include: 

  • Advertising 
  • Counselling 
  • Vocational guidance 
  • Management consultancy 
  • Industrial relations 
  • Journalism 
  • Marketing 
  • Statistical and data analysis 
  • Human resources. 

What Our Students Say

“Studying Psychology at UNSW over the past 4 years has been a highly rewarding experience. Initially I chose psychology because I was interested in understanding the “whys” that underlie human behaviour. Throughout my degree not only have I been able to learn much about the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of behaviour, but I have also gained hands on experience in research discovering some of these “whys” for myself. 

- Sarah Altmann, Bachelor of Psychology graduate 

Find Out More 

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder