INTAKES AND START DATES
On-campus in Sydney or Melbourne only.
About this course
You love being able to understand and help others achieve an understanding of themselves. Our Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours delivers an advanced level of psychological knowledge, research and writing skills. And should you meet the academic criteria in your undergraduate course, this honours course will help you on the path to becoming a registered psychologist, or provide you the pathway to a research or academic career in psychology.
This one year degree provides you the fourth year of accredited study in psychology. Perfect if you’ve already completed three years of accredited study and want to train to work as a registered psychologist in Australia.
This course is accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in Sydney and Melbourne, and includes an individual 12,000 word thesis.
This course is comprised of a number of core units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree.
There are no elective units available for this degree.
Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.
Feel free to get in touch with us
1800 061 199
You will 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 at least a credit average in second and third year units, including a credit in the majority of psychology units.
International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.
The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit psychologycouncil.org.au
What you'll learn
The insight to understand success
Our Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours is centred on three core principles:
- Evidence-based study
- Ethics and Assessment
- Empirical research skills and design
Your Career Pathways
Gain experience that puts you on the pathway to working as a psychologist, including clinical, counselling and research. Working in a number of different areas such as health and social welfare, social policy and research, market research, human services, disability and ageing, mental health services, juvenile justice and immigration and refugee support services.
Further Study Pathways
As a graduate of this course, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter further psychology programs such as the Master of Psychology (Clinical).
The Psychology Study Sequence
It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. Currently 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
Understand why some people succeed and others don’t.
Understand whether criminals are born or made.
Nature vs Nurture? Find answers through critical thinking.
The fifth year of your six years of professional training as a psychologist.
The fifth and sixth year sequence of your professional training.
Help steer people towards a more positive path
The sixth year of your professional training as a psychologist.