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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

  • Bachelor (Honours)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
3507245, 071465A, 071465A
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$29,600 per year / $29,600 total

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to candidature shall normally have satisfied the requirements prescribed in the Rule 5 of the University's Rules Relating to Awards; and

  1. must have completed an APAC accredited AQF Level 7 degree, including the 3 year sequence in Psychology stipulated in the APAC Rules and Standards (2019), with a GPA not less than 5.0 (a credit average) across the degree, or
  2. must have completed an APAC accredited postgraduate qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) providing the APAC 3 year psychology sequence for holders of an AQF Level 7 degree, with a GPA of not less than 5.0 (a credit average).

These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years unless approved by the Course Coordinator.

Offers will be made according to academic merit and supervisory resources.

Applicants with international qualifications need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

In order to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency [AHPRA], standards for English language must be met. See https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx for further information.

Study locations

Gold Coast

Coffs Harbour

What you will learn

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.

Career pathways

Graduates of this course 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. Private industry is also a large employer of psychologists in management, human resources and specialised consultancy services.

Course structure

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

  • PSYC4001,
  • STAT4002,
  • PSYC4003,
  • PSYC4002,
  • STAT4003, and
  • PSYC4004.

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.