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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Duration: 2 semesters Full-Time

Starting: January, May or September

Program Description

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed to provide students with an integrated, comprehensive, and complete education in the discipline of psychology. Students undertake advanced training in a range of methodological (research methods, psychometrics, statistics) and applied areas, and develop competence in conducting research. All applied material is based on the scientist-practitioner model, and evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention are stressed.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) provides students with advanced education and training in the core psychology graduate attributes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge in some of the core research areas of the discipline
  • Knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning the construction, implementation and interpretation of some of the most widely used cognitive and personality assessments
  • Knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning evidenced based approached to psychological intervention
  • Explaining how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) prepares graduates for a career in psychology. On completion of this course, graduates may apply for provisional registration as a psychologist providing they enrol in further postgraduate studies or undertake two years’ supervised training.

Honours Classification

The Honours ranking awarded at Graduation is determined according to the following scheme of classification:

Class of HonoursGPA Cumulative %
First Class85% or above
Second Class Division A75 - 84%
Second Class Division B65 - 74%
Third Class Honours50 - 64%


The Honours ranking is calculated using the CPA achieved for all subjects in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program, after factoring differential subject credit point weightings. Students who graduate with Second Class Honours Division A or above meet the academic eligibility criteria to apply for Postgraduate Studies in Psychology.

Professional Recognition

This program is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of four years university training in psychology.

Professional Outcomes

Under supervision, graduates can pursue careers in the professional practice of psychology including clinical, forensic or organisational psychology, counselling, clinical neuropsychology, health and community psychology, sports psychology, research and other specialist areas.

Further Studies

Program Details

Label Detail
Type: Honours Degree
Mode: On campus
Starting Semester/s
  • 2015 January
  • 2015 May
  • 2015 September
  • 2016 January
  • 2016 May
  • 2016 September
  • Faculty/School: Society & Design
    Program Code: HS-22002
    CRICOS Code: 063047G

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