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Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BPsycSc(Hons)

  • Course code

    3507245

  • Credit points

    96


Overview

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

You will explore pre-professional skills in psychology, such as interview and counselling skills, culturally responsive and ethical practice in psychology, basic assessment strategies in psychology and psychometric theory, and how to appraise evidence-based psychology interventions across different settings.

With the guidance and support of our academics, you will conduct a research project in psychology and grow your understanding of research methodologies and data analysis.

Psychology honours completed after a three-year accredited sequence of study in psychology is the minimum qualification required to apply for the fifth year of accredited study. This is part of the 5+1 pathway for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia. It is also required training to apply for Clinical Masters programs and can qualify graduates for entry into postgraduate research programs such as a PhD.

Please see further information about Honours, including the Honours Handbook, supervisors and scholarship information.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically analyse and integrate theoretical principles and practices in psychology using scientific approaches and independent scholarly inquiry to generate and defend creative solutions to complex problems.

GA2: Creativity

Evaluate and interpret complex information in psychology in a reflexive manner appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

GA3: Ethical practice

Evaluate and apply values and ethics in psychology necessary for professional conduct across a range of contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Explain and demonstrate basic psychological assessment strategies and examine some of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments and intervention strategies appropriate for applied psychology practice.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Design, investigate and report on a substantive research question relevant to the discipline of psychology with intellectual independence while implementing principles of respect, propriety and integrity.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Explore and apply professional communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research.

GA7: Cultural competence

Evaluate and interpret complex information in psychology in a reflexive manner appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Requirements

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.

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising all core units.

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:
1. First Class;
2. Second Class (Division 1);
3. Second Class (Division 2); or
4. Third Class.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity and Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

PSYC4001 Psychology Seminars
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PSYC4003 Psychology Honours Thesis I
Dual Term2
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Online
Dual Term2
N/A
STAT4002 Advanced Psychological Data Analysis
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PSYC4002 Advanced Topics in Professional Psychology
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
PSYC4004 Psychology Honours Thesis II
Dual Term3
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Online
Dual Term3
N/A
Pre-requisites PSYC4003 - Psychology Honours Thesis I
PSYC4005 Psychological Assessment and Intervention Across Settings: Practice, Research and Evaluation
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
Term4

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
PSYC4001 Psychology Seminars
STAT4002 Advanced Psychological Data Analysis
PSYC4003 Psychology Honours Thesis I Note 1
PSYC4002 Advanced Topics in Professional Psychology
PSYC4005 Psychological Assessment and Intervention Across Settings: Practice, Research and Evaluation
PSYC4004 Psychology Honours Thesis II Note 1