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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (4 years) Macquarie University




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Psychologists seek to understand how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. They focus on the complexities of human behaviour how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture affect behaviour and seek to provide strategies that can help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.

This prestigious course prepares you for a career in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or organisational psychology. It involves three years of accredited undergraduate study followed by an honours year in which you complete a research thesis and advanced coursework units. This enables you to apply for entry to a professional masters course focused on your career of choice.


This highly respected course prepares you for entry into the psychology profession or higher degree research.

You'll be taught by academics who are international experts in their field.

In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience in a professional or community setting that's relevant to psychology.

You're guaranteed a place in the honours program if you achieve the criteria for admission into the honours year.


This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to pursue further study in the profession of psychology or a higher research degree.

Career Opportunities

A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.


Career opportunities are largely determined by the level of academic training with options available in:

  • Business areas such as: human resources, training or marketing
  • Educational institutions as a research assistant or report writer
  • Employment in psychology related areas (But not under the title of "Psychologist"")
  • Family or community based organisations
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Health Services organisations


  • Australian Institute of Criminology
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  • Department of Community Services
  • NSW Health
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Psychological research projects



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (4 years).

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

A$39,900.00 (20,21,326) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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