Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: BPsySt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1705.1

AQF Level: 7

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2013 or later.

The Bachelor of Psychological Studies is an exit award for those students in the four-year Bachelor of Psychology who have completed the first three years, but do not meet the minimum academic entry standard for fourth year, or do not wish to continue to the fourth year. The course will have provided students with a thorough grounding in the scientific discipline of psychology, research skills that are sought after by employers, and psychological literacy (i.e., advanced understanding of mental processes and human behaviour) that can be applied to any occupation or aspect of life.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a three year sequence of study in psychology.


This course is an exit point only from 1500 Bachelor of Psychology

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn Session

101184Psychology: Human Behaviour
101190Introduction to Research Methods
101684Brain and Behaviour

And one elective

Spring Session

101183Psychology: Behavioural Science
101189Introduction to Logical Thinking
101676Human Learning

And one elective

Year 2


100013Experimental Design and Analysis

And two electives


101677Cognitive Processes
101678Motivation and Emotion

And two electives

Year 3


101682Developmental Psychology
101689Advanced Research Methods

And one elective


100015History and Philosophy of Psychology
101681Abnormal Psychology
101683Social Psychology

And one elective

Recommended Psychology Units to be taken as Open Electives

100023Psychology of Language
101182Behaviour and Environment
101193Health Psychology
102350Psychology and the Online World

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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