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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

About this course

Understand human behaviour. Lead a successful career in psychology.

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 conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and includes an individual 12,000 word thesis.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority. 

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

 See the complete course guide here.

Click here for details on our next Psychology Honours Info Session 

Course Structure

9 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

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. 

Admission Criteria

You will meet the following criteria:
  • Successful completion of an APAC accredited Level 1 (Foundational) course in psychology within the past 10 years and a GPA of 5.8 or greater based on units making up the accredited sequence, or another program assessed as equivalent. 

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

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

You can apply for this course though the Equity and Access Scheme. Click here for further information.

All applications are pending approval. 

Please click here for information on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

Apply or find out more

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.

Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. 

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