The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) is a course in psychology for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent in another discipline. Some people complete it to enhance their understanding of human behaviour and/or their work skills; others intend to pursue further studies in psychology. The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and thus entitles graduates to apply for Honours in psychology at any Australian university. It should be noted that Honours entry is competitive, and good grades are needed to gain an Honours place.

The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) may also be suitable for graduates who have a psychology major from an overseas institution or whose psychology major was completed three or more years ago and who wish to update their psychology qualification.

Students commencing the Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) mid-year are advised that only part-time study is possible due to the sequencing of psychology topics. Therefore minimum duration is 1.5 years part-time only study.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an approved Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, other than an Australian accredited degree in Psychology, from an approved tertiary institution. The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) comprises second and third year Psychology topics.  Therefore applicants must also meet the subject prerequisites for second year psychology topics by having completed one of the following within the past 7 years:

  • Flinders topics PSYC1101 and PSYC1102; or
  • Equivalent topics (e.g. entry level psychology topics) from another approved tertiary institution; or
  • Qualifying topic for the Flinders University Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate entry)

If you are uncertain as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please contact the Psychology Office on (08) 8201 2416.

Qualifying topic (QT)


The qualifying topic (QT) is designed for applicants who have not met either Option 1or Option 2. The QT is a web-based course that can be completed off-campus. Information is available in  2017/2018 : Qualifying Topic Information (DOCX 59KB) The  2017/2018 Qualifying Enrolment Form (DOCX 258KB) is also available . Enrolment in the qualifying topic is possible any time.

Please contact the Psychology Office on (08) 8201 2416 if you require further information.

How to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry)

Applications for the Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate-entry) are submitted via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC): www.satac.edu.au. Select the 'University Postgraduate' button and follow the instructions on how to apply. The SATAC Code for the course is 2BG008.

Applicants who do not meet the subject pre-requisites who hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution may be made an offer into the Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry) on the condition of completing the QT.

Further information about admission requirements can be obtained from the Psychology Office on (08) 8201 2416.

Course handbook

The  2017_Bachelor of Psychological Studies Handbook (PDF 624KB) can be downloaded.

Course rules and topic information

The Bachelor of Psychological Studies (graduate entry) course rules page includes important information about the course aims, learning outcomes, course rules and topic information.