Course Description

There are several ways you can study Psychology at the University of Sydney.

Download the Psychology Study information guide for details of the options available to you.

The Bachelor of Psychology is ideal for the student who knows they want to work in the industry. By the end of the four-year degree, you will have the basis for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia and enough training and experience to start working right away.

In the first three years of the course, you will build your specialisation in psychology, studying topics like behavioural neuroscience, social psychology, personality theory, perception, intelligence, abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology. In the fourth year, you will complete an Honours program that includes a research project in a specialised area of psychology that interests you.

Upon graduating, you will be eligible to pursue registration as a psychologist in Australia. For more information on how to become a registered psychologist, see the section below under ‘Professional Accreditation’.

Pathways to Psychology

There are several ways you can study psychology at the University of Sydney.

Our Bachelor of Psychology is a four-year degree (including honours as the fourth year), in which you study our fully accredited psychology program plus a selection of science subjects or subjects from a university-wide shared pool. After graduating, you will be eligible to pursue registration as a psychologist in Australia. (see above for more detail).

You can also study our accredited psychology program within the three-year Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or combined four-year here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 67.1% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 33.7% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $52,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 019184J
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BPPSYCHO3000

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

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