Course summary

The one-year Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours adds to the skills and knowledge acquired during your Bachelor degree, and moves you closer to a career as a registered psychologist. 

With the guidance and support of our academics, you can focus on a research project of your own choosing and thus grow your understanding of research methodologies and data analysis.

Graduates are highly suitable for employment within various government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth service, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and education. The private sector is also a big employer of psychologists in management, human resources and specialised consultancy services.

Completion of this fourth year of study following an undergraduate degree in psychological science 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 and visit our page about studying this course in Coffs Harbour or at the Gold Coast.

The one-year Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours allows students to focus on a research project of their choice with the support of specialist academics. 

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

Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree and 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.

Course overview

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Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 071465A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

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 progressions

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