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Psychological Science (Honours)

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The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) provides a pathway for graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science to pursue a career as a professional psychologist.

In order to become a member of the professional body, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and for registration as a psychologist in NSW, students first need a university Bachelor degree which includes four years of approved training in psychology.

The Fourth Year Honours program involves completing a research thesis and coursework. The research thesis may be undertaken in most areas of psychology including: psychopathology; behavioural neuroscience; cognitive science; cognition and perception; forensic psychology; organisational psychology; and social, personality and developmental psychology.

Students can indicate their preferred research areas but cannot be guaranteed the supervisor of their choice. The Honours coursework requirement includes two compulsory courses (one each semester) that cover advanced topics in data analysis and research methodology, history and professional ethics, and evidence-based practice; and two advanced elective courses. Elective courses are offered in a variety of areas that reflect the expertise and research specialisations of School staff.

For enrolments, entry into Honours in Psychology requires an average of 75% or higher in Psychology Level I, Level II and Level III courses, although students achieving an average of 70 percent or more may be admitted subject to appropriate research and supervision resources being available and at the discretion of the Head of School.

For details on the required courses and admission to Psychology Honours, students must seek advice from the School of Psychology.

Program Code: 

4518

UAC Code: 

N/A

CRICOS Code: 

085130J

Award Level: 

  • Bachelor Degree

Award: 

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

48
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