Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

Prepare to research the science behind psychology

You've completed your psychology degree and are super-keen to extend your research skills by seeking an accredited qualification in this fascinating field. Our course units will enable you to understand the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity, measure and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues and allow you to flex your 'mental muscle' by preparing an independent thesis.

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), you will graduate ready to commence your career as a social policy researcher, life coach, social worker, health promotion officer or social worker.

Course handbook (PDF, 242.33 KB)

Open to new admissions

2018

Admission open to

Domestic students and International students


Level of Study

Undergraduate

Full-time Study Duration

1 year

Lowest Selection Rank

N/A


Location

Canberra

Course code

769AA

CRICOS number

056139G

Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts within the realms of psychology, as outlined by the National Accreditation Body (currently APAC)
  • understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology
  • learn the value of evidence during your search for a greater understanding of behaviour and knowledge structures
  • explore the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues.

Career Opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) graduates, including:

  • Social policy researcher
  • Career development practitioner
  • Immigration and correctional officer
  • Counsellors
  • Health promotion officer

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan

YEAR 1

  • Psychological measurement
  • Counselling psychology
  • Professional ethics
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Honours thesis in Psychology

Course specific
information

Students need to have completed a three-year sequence in psychology (or a course deemed equivalent), with a Distinction average in the second and third year's psychology units. Courses also need to be accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).

More
information

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Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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