UNSW Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) offers you the opportunity to study the human mind and behaviour. Learning with our world-leading academics, you’ll develop strong research, analytical and communication skills to prepare you for a career in psychology.

The honours program covers fascinating topics of study from memory, cognition and neuroscience to forensic and social psychology.  

Study With Australia’s Highest Performing Psychology School 

The UNSW School of Psychology is regarded as the best in Australia. We’re 21st in the QS World Rankings, attracting award-winning staff and offering excellence and innovation in our teaching. 

This degree gives you highly regarded professional recognition. The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in Psychology. The program is also the first step in the six-year pathway to becoming a registered professional psychologist. 

Flexibility of Choice 

You can choose from a range of specialised electives relevant to your interests and our changing world. Some of these include: 

  • psychology and law 
  • psychology and work 
  • development disorders 
  • psychopathology 
  • health psychology 
  • language 
  • cognitive science 
  • neuroscience. 

In the fourth year of the program, you’ll conduct a major research project under the guidance of one of our expert academic supervisors.  

Your research project can be taken in most areas of psychology, depending on your preference. It culminates in a written thesis. Successful completion of this professional and highly competitive degree will prepare you for further study of the Master of Psychology degree. 


Your Career 

Our prestigious psychology degree gives you the very best preparation to become a registered psychologist.  

Our study programs have been designed to match global career opportunities, preparing students for work in a range of organisational settings.  

Psychologists are employed across fields as diverse as counselling, education, human resources, marketing, banking, industrial relations, community and occupational health. 

Your skills in psychology can prepare you for a range of occupations including: 

  • Organisational psychology 
  • Forensic psychology 
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Psychological research 
  • Management consulting 
  • Business consulting. 

What Our Students Say 

“Studying Psychology at UNSW has been a highly rewarding experience. I chose psychology because I was interested in understanding the “whys” that underlie human behaviour. Throughout my degree not only have I been able to learn about the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of behaviour. I have also gained hands-on experience in research, discovering some of these “whys” for myself.” 

Sarah Altmann, Bachelor of Psychology alumna 

Find Out More

You can find more information on the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.