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Study the Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) to become an expert at uncovering the underlying reasons behind consumer behaviour. Combine principles from complementary disciplines to unlock creative marketing solutions, and graduate with a unique skill set that’s in demand across all industries.
Curious about what makes the mind tick?
Build skills in marketing, psychology, analytics, digital literacy and business, and bring them all together to develop a deep understanding of human decision-making.
Get inside the mind of customers by learning about the psychological science behind consumer behaviour. You’ll be trained in innovative data practices that allow you to shine a light on the different facets of customers – from culture and lifestyle to personality traits and decision-making behaviour. Then, get practical experience translating these insights into influential marketing and communication strategies.
Importantly, you’ll be challenged to apply these skills in business contexts. Leverage the strong industry partnerships of Deakin’s Business School and School of Psychology to take part in work-integrated learning programs that give you the opportunity to:
- get hands-on with emerging technologies and analytics tools
- work on psychology-led marketing strategies in industry settings
- complete research reports, presentations and projects that simulate real-world scenarios
- create professional profiles and action plans to boost your employability.
These practical experiences are available to every student and are crucial in preparing well-connected, confident and job-ready graduates.
Our deep industry connections also ensure that the Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) remains relevant to the changing needs of business and society. You’ll build core knowledge with units such as Marketing Fundamentals and Foundations of Psychological Practice, then prepare yourself for future industry trends by studying units such as Psychopathology and Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age.
Dual expertise in psychology and marketing doesn’t just open the door to a broader range of roles. It gives you a competitive advantage when you’re applying for jobs. This course is also a recognised pathway to becoming a Certified Practicing Marketer and registered psychologist, adding to the many career benefits on offer.Read More
To complete the Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) students must attain 24 credit points of core units. All units in the Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) are 1 credit point, and so you must take 24 units (think of units as ‘subjects’) to complete your degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
To complete the course you must include:
- 24 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit from a specified list)
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
And one credit point from:
2020 course information
1400610661 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Students admitted to this course will be given advice on unit selection, however students must take responsibility for planning their own studies within the course structure and course rules.
Part-time study is available via Campus and Cloud (online) mode. Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
This course includes a mandatory 1 credit point Work Integrated Learning experience chosen from the specified list above.
More information: WIL Programs
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 70, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL.
Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:
- a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
- a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
- successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation Program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.
Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
How to apply
Applications to VTAC are now open for recent secondary education graduates, including current Year 12 students. Learn about the steps involved and how to complete your preference list for study in 2020.
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
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Frequently asked questions
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Why choose Deakin
Professionals with dual expertise in psychology and marketing are highly valued by any business with something to sell. Better still, advertising and marketing jobs in Australia are set to grow 12.5% by 2023 (Australian Government Department of Employment Projections).
This demand puts you in a strong position to choose from a diverse range of roles and areas including:
- communications manager
- consumer advocacy
- customer experience officer
- customer insights analyst
- digital marketing director
- market research
- media planner
- public relations specialist.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Integrate theoretical knowledge of the disciplines of psychology and marketing in relation to human behaviour; apply a broad and coherent knowledge of psychology and marketing.
Communicate knowledge and arguments effectively using the most appropriate means utilising clear, discipline appropriate, coherent and well-developed communication skills, including oral, written, and visual communications.
Utilise online technologies to interact with others, access research and evaluate empirical evidence; and create, synthesise, and disseminate information in the domain of consumer psychology.
Identify and critically evaluate information from diverse sources including academic and other; develop arguments, reports, or commentaries based on empirical research; and apply these skills in diverse contexts.
Identify existing and theoretical problems related to consumer behaviour and psychology; design, plan, and construct solutions to these problems using knowledge of existing consumer psychological practice and empirical research; apply knowledge and skills toward the development of these solutions.
Engage in independent learning and personal responsibility while managing resources and timelines; and use a self-reflective lens toward personal and professional development within the practices of marketing and psychology.
Collaborate and communicate effectively in interdisciplinary teams; collaborate and engage with others from a range of backgrounds and in a range of diverse environments.
Embody the value of global citizenship by engaging ethically, responsibly, sustainably, and effectively with local and global communities within diverse cultural, social, and regulatory frameworks.