Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Quick course guide

National CRICOS Course Code:

071877C

Course length:

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Study modes:

On-campus in Sydney and Melbourne

Units:

6

ACAP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) will suit psychology graduates seeking employment in areas that value knowledge of psychology and an advanced level of research and writing skills, or those who wish to continue training towards registration as a psychologist. The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is offered at our Sydney and Melbourne campuses and is accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). It is comprised coursework as well as a 12,000 word thesis.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is similar to our Graduate Diploma of Psychology; however there is greater emphasis on the thesis component of the course.  Although all students in both courses complete an individual thesis, the honours thesis is more individualised and less focused on team work.

Completion of this course provides the necessary qualification to apply for further study in psychology and for provisional registration as a psychologist. 

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet both of the following criteria:

Meet both of the following criteria:

  • Completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three year psychology sequence within the last 10 years, AND
  • Achieved a credit average in second and third year units, including a credit in the majority of psychology units.
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Campuses

ACAP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science is available on-campus in Sydney (domestic and international students) or Melbourne (domestic and international students).

Course Duration and Start Dates

One year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
2017
Trimester 1: Monday 13 February, 2017

What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is centred on three core principles:

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is centred on three core principles:

  • Evidence-based study
  • Multidisciplinary study
  • Intervention and change

For more information on this course, see our course guide.

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Study Modes

ACAP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science is available on-campus in Sydney (domestic and international students) or Melbourne (domestic students only).

ACAP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science is available on-campus in Sydney (domestic and international students) or Melbourne (domestic students only).

On-campus study in Sydney or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-in experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

For more information about the units, please consult the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course sequence.

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Fees

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in this course. 

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in this course. 

Click here for additional information regarding fees. For assistance from our course advisors call 1800 061 199 or email info.acap@navitas.com

For international student fees, click here.

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Further Study

Completion of this course provides the necessary qualification to apply for further study in psychology and for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Completion of this course provides the necessary qualification to apply for further study in psychology and for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for postgraduate study in psychology at the masters (such as ACAP’s Master of Psychology [Clinical]) or doctoral levels, one year of postgraduate study followed by one year of supervised practice (such as ACAP’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology) or two years of supervised practice. Each of these pathways leads to full registration as a psychologist.

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Course Structure

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is comprised of:

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is comprised of:

  • 3 coursework psychology units
  • 3 research units

Core  Psychology Units

  • PSYC4012  Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 4
  • PSYC4022  Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC4032  Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • PSYC4052  Honours Thesis A
  • PSYC4062  Honours Thesis B
  • PSYC4072  Honours Thesis C 

For more information about the sequencing and structure of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), see our course guide.

 

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The Psychology Study Sequence

It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. The 6 years can be made up of:

  • 6 years of accredited study
  • 5 years of accredited study and 1 year of supervised practice
  • 4 years of accredited study and 2 years of supervised practice

Study Pathways

Completion of this course provides the necessary qualification to apply for further study in psychology and for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for postgraduate study in psychology at the masters (such as ACAP’s Master of Psychology [Clinical]) or doctoral levels, one year of postgraduate study followed by one year of supervised practice (such as ACAP’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology) or two years of supervised practice. Each of these pathways leads to full registration as a psychologist.

A Career in Psychology

Psychology graduates build careers in areas where knowledge of psychology and well‑developed research and writing skills are valued, such as health and social welfare, social policy and research, market research, human services, disability and ageing, mental health services, juvenile justice, immigration and refugee support services. Some graduates continue their study in psychology with the aim of becoming registered psychologists and others undertake further specialist study for careers in diverse areas such as allied health, teaching, and business.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Organisational Psychologist
  • Psychologist

Did you know?

  • Employment for psychologists is expected to grow very strongly for the period up to 2016-17.
  • ACAP offers the full 6 year psychology study sequence, with courses from Bachelor through to Masters level.

(Source: www.joboutlook.gov.au)