Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)
The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced study in psychology and an avenue to postgraduate training. It may also lead to professional accreditation.
On campus (available to
Normal course duration
Full-time 1 year (2 sessions)
Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
The Honours program is available to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree, including a major in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Applicants must also have a GPA of 5.5 or better in APS major level 2 and 3 subjects and have completed PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, or its equivalent to be eligible to apply.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.
*The number of subjects and specific subject choices are described in the course structure and enrolment pattern for the course.
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
The course consists of the following subjects:
- two core coursework subjects (16 points)
- two elective subjects (16 Points)
- Dissertation (32 points)
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)
Honours Dissertation (completed)
and two from:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
Part-time students will do the coursework subjects in their first year of enrolment and the research dissertation in the second year of enrolment.
Compulsory residential schools for all subjects are held on campus. Students will be notified of precise residential school dates once they have been accepted for the course.