Course Description

Psychology, the study of human behavior, impacts every environment in which humans live, work, cooperate and communicate. Whether it’s in the classroom or the courtroom, the family home or the extremes of Antarctica, in Tasmanian communities or international relations, psychology plays a role.

If you want to develop knowledge and skills that will enrich your personal and professional life, or your goal is to become a research scientist, counsellor or registered psychologist, the Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the perfect foundation. When you study the science of psychology you will learn about the biological and psychological principles of human behavior, and will develop the transferable skills of critical thinking, communication and problem solving that are vital everywhere people interact. These include:

  • marketing
  • business
  • advertising
  • criminal justice
  • neuroscience
  • education
  • public affairs
  • health services
  • human resources, and numerous other areas.

PLEASE NOTE: The first year of this course is available at Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie. When applying please select Launceston or Hobart, once you have accepted your offer you will be able to enrol in units delivered in Burnie. If you would like to discuss, please enquire now.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,000 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.5% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 90.4% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.0% (national average 81.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.4% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 56.6% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: 53F

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Pathway

Minimum University entrance requirements apply (ATAR 65). Students should note that although satisfactory achievement in TCE Mathematics, Psychology or Science subjects is desirable, it is not required for entry to the degree. However, satisfactory achievement in these subjects may be required for enrolment in some first year study Science and Health Science units.

Graduate Entry Pathway

A Bachelor degree in any discipline completed within the last ten years. Applicants awarded a Bachelor degree over ten years ago may still apply.