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Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

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The Honours degree in psychology is a separate fourth year of study which may be undertaken following successful completion of an undergraduate degree. Upon completion of a three-year Bachelor of Psychological Science degree, eligible students may undertake a fourth year of study by enrolling in the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. Completion of this fourth year of study is the minimal educational qualification for conditional registration as a psychologist in NSW.

For more information on the Honours year, please see the Honours Handbook or get more insight about studying this course in Coffs Harbour.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise, and interpret complex knowledge about human behaviour and mental processes

Use reasoning and evidence to recognise, develop, defend, and criticise arguments and persuasive appeals


Develop innovative and creative responses to challenges in research and professional practices of psychology, and to problems in everyday life and in society

Ethical practice

Demonstrate respect, integrity, responsibility, and adaptability in professional and research practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding of principles and methods of inquiry applicable to the science and practice of psychology

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate autonomy, reflection, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning in research and professional practice

Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely and appropriately in an oral and written form in an academic and professional context

Cultural competence

Apply scholarly and professional practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity, and respect for the rights of all persons

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree plus completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, meets the requirements for conditional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Both of these degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises the equivalent of 8 units of study.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BHS83001 Psychology Seminars Advanced
MAT83001 Analysis of Multivariate Behavioural Data Advanced
BHS83003 Psychology Honours Thesis I Advanced Note 1
BHS83002 Advanced Topics in Professional Psychology Advanced
MAT83002 Applied Research and Evaluation for the Psychological Scientist-Practitioner Advanced
BHS83004 Psychology Honours Thesis II Advanced Note 1