Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City, Bundoora

Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour. RMIT specialises in clinical psychology, based on a cognitive-behavioural approach. All degrees are accredited by Australian Psychological Society. RMIT’s psychology degree applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems. Your studies will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress. Psychology studies include the principles of personality, psychopathology and social psychology as well as biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology and social psychology. You can also undertake elective studies in nutrition, information technology, applied psychology, health statistics, computer science and any electives available across the university. As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers. To register as a psychologist, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent degrees recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.


Average Score


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking