Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 3 years full-time
2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPsycSc) offers study in all disciplines within psychology - the field of human thought, growth, and capability.
You will examine how our brains function, and how and why changes in our environment, culture, relationships, and more can influence our behaviour and overall wellbeing. Through a minor subject, you will focus your study in a particular area of psychology - from brain and behavioural disorders to workplace and forensic psychology.
This degree will build foundational skills in psychological research and practice to prepare you for a career within scientific, healthcare, legal, or social sectors and beyond.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.
This degree is open to anyone who meets entrance requirements to UC and no particular study background is required.
A passion for learning about human psychology and behaviour or in supporting mental wellbeing is the best preparation for study.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science has introductory and specialised courses in different areas of psychology, including a final-year community project course.
As well as the core Psychology courses throughout the three years of the degree, you will also study towards a minor, and have the option of adding a second minor.
See ‘Planning my degree’ below for an example degree structure diagram.
You may also choose to complete a second minor in your degree, from either one of the Psychological Science minors above, or the following options:
If you choose to only complete one Psychological Science minor in your degree, you can choose elective courses from the following subjects:
UC offers a number of postgraduate programmes in psychology, including research degrees, clinical practice, and qualifications leading to registration as a practising psychologist in Aotearoa.
Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.
2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):
SSL estimate (per 120 points):
Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.
This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science requires a minimum total of 360 points:
A minimum of 90 points of courses must be at 300-level.
The degree takes 3 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.