Psychology and Arts
Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor's degree in Psychology and Arts. You'll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Psychology where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Arts where you'll choose a major from a wide range of options.
- Course code
- CRICOS code
- TISC code
- February and July
- 4 years
- Minimum ATAR or equivalent
- 85 ATAR
- English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.
- The combined Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts is Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Related study areas
Why study this course?
In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing specialist knowledge of human behaviour along with transferable communication and critical thinking skills that employers are looking for. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.
What will I learn?
Psychology is a fascinating and diverse area of study that explores the human experience and touches upon many aspects of daily life. It seeks to answer questions about how and why we behave the way we do. The Bachelor of Psychology will help you develop a scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the processes underlying these and the relationship of these processes to the brain.
Studying UWA's Bachelor of Arts lets you cultivate your passions while developing transferable skills that are essential in every industry and can never be automated - they'll set you apart from the competition and prepare you for a future-proof career.
You can combine one of the following extended majors from the Bachelor of Psychology:
With a wide range of undergraduate majors from the Bachelor of Arts.
You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.
Combined bachelors degree with foundational units
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Careers and employability
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts are well placed for the job market. Their comprehensive critical analysis and evaluation skills in psychology as well as their strong background in communication and research skills will open pathways to a large variety of industries such as community services, employment and training, government departments and agencies.
- Change Management Specialist
- Human Resources Professional
- Market Research Professional
- Social Worker
- Public Relations Professional
* Postgraduate study and/or further training is required to register as a psychologist in Australia.
Fees and scholarships
Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.
Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.
- Course credit points
- Average annual fee - 2023
- Typical fee range - 2023
- $4,124 - $15,142
Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.
International Students - onshore
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
- Course credit points - 2023
- Total course fee - 2023
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 85 or equivalent
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.