RMIT University

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

RMIT University (RTO 3046)
Institution rating
3 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This program provides a program that uses methods and insights in both psychology and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary training opens up flexible career pathways. These pathways are suitable for students who hope to qualify for further training as clinical psychologists, as well as those who would like to apply their background in psychology and sociology to fields as varied as education and training, health and welfare, and human resource management. More flexible than a standard, single-disciplinary degree, this interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to use elective sequences to specialise in a wide range of fields, within and beyond psychology. The program also incorporates an extended industry-based field placement through which they can gain hands-on, practical experience with a professional organisation of their choice.


This degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a partial requirement for registration as a Psychologist. Full registration requires further study.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or higher; OR
  • Completion of at least 2 subjects at undergraduate level

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Melbourne City

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, RMIT University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
RMIT University
(2 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)RMIT University
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
This course provided an excellent introduction to psychology and an overview of how psychology fits into the world. Interesting and relevant, and delivered by exceptional staff.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)RMIT University
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
An interesting course, with the right amount of challenge. Definitely lacking in regards to practical components, the majority of it was theory based. Placement could be significantly improved to be more relevant to the course and possible career paths of students.

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)