This course is the beginning of an academic program that eventually sees you registered as a psychologist. Or, depending on the humanities major you choose, you could find work in such fields as counselling, journalism, human resources, management and administration, and social and community services.
The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You need to complete a fourth year and master's program in psychology to register as a psychologist in Australia.
This degree will give you powerful insights into the human mind and behaviour, and open up a variety of employment opportunities in counselling, psychology, writing, human resources, management and administration, and social and community services.
You'll develop an understanding of psychology as a science and the broad role it plays in society.
Psychology covers a wide range of phenomena, including remembering and forgetting, thinking, learning, problem solving, how we communicate, our emotions, and our social interactions. It allows us to examine how we respond to the world around us, providing valuable insights in how we can interact with the world more effectively, including more safely.
At our Gippsland campus where the course is taught, our psychologists are researching sensory systems and virtual reality. They have a particular interest in haptics, the sense of touch, and how it interacts with our sense of sight and hearing.
They're also collaborating with other researchers to improve motorcycle and truck safety, including through ecodriving to maintain energy-efficient speeds and minimise stops and starts.
While the course's focus is on people, you'll also get to study animal behaviour.
You study a major in psychology and an arts major chosen from Australian Indigenous studies, communications, community studies, community welfare and counselling, history-politics, journalism, public relations, sociology or writing.
The course is delivered over three years, if you study full time. You can register to practise as a psychologist in Australia if you complete a fourth year and master's program in psychology.
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3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 5,868 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
From 1 January 2012 all students pay a Student Services and Amenities fee each calendar year.
First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)
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Equivalent Australian Year 12
A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission.
Recommended studies include courses that have high humanities content, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. Some credit may be granted for TAFE studies.
SINGLE UNIVERSITY UNITS
Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission. Some units can be studied through Open Universities Australia. For more information, visit www.open.edu.au/public/courses-and-units/arts
Units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
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Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Application forms for off campus (distance education) studies can be accessed online for non VTAC applicants only. The forms are then submitted to the faculty.
Application forms for off campus (distance education) studies can be accessed online. The forms are then submitted to the faculty.
In this discipline, students are encouraged to engage with what it means to be an Australian today, how our history might have unfolded differently, and how Australia can further enhance its democratic ideals. They use a comparative approach to understand key issues and experiences of Indigenous peoples not only in Australia, but in international contexts.
Communications focuses on the role of media in society and how this influences the way we receive communications and the way we communicate with each other. Today, we get most of our news and knowledge from mass media and social media, so it is vital that students learn about the structures of communications industries and how to critically analyse the media.
In community studies, students explore alternative and mainstream communities, community development, welfare work and Australian social justice issues. They are exposed to debates about the purpose of communities, and cover a range of issues including globalisation, citizenship, and the representation and history of Australian societies.
English students combine a love of reading with a passion for thinking, debating and analysing. English at Monash focuses on English literature and language, and its uses for a range of communication and cultural purposes. We aim to equip students with excellent communication skills, knowledge of a wide range of literary genres, and an understanding of the theoretical frameworks that underpin reading, writing and language use.
History and politics are two very interrelated disciplines - so why not study them together? In history-politics at Monash, students build their knowledge of the history and politics of Europe, Australia, Asia, the US and international relations. Students gain a deeper understanding on the past and present world, as well as continuity and change in human society.
Psychological studies provides a sequence of units that cover popular applied areas of psychology, such as forensic psychology, the psychology of sport, and psychology and work. It is ideal for students who are not intending to take up psychology as a profession, but want to complement studies in education, social welfare, journalism, criminal justice and sociology.
Psychology draws on a range of phenomena including remembering and forgetting, thinking, learning, problem solving, how we communicate, our emotions, and our social interactions. It allows us to examine how we respond to the world around us, providing valuable insights in how we can interact with the world more effectively and safely.
Sociology explores people and the relationships that they have in different contexts such as families, schools and workplaces. Sociologists look to things like social class, gender, ethnicity, power and culture to understand and explain the differences in how people live, think and feel.
Writing at Monash offers students the opportunity to understand a range of writing practices and to become familiar with different kinds of writing and language use for different audiences and purposes. Students gain a detailed understanding of the range of techniques used in contemporary writing practice, and graduate with valuable analytical, editorial and creative skills, applicable to a variety of careers.