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What will I learn?

Study the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to understand the brain and human behavior. Whether your interests lie in mental health, personality disorders or the pure functioning of the brain, this degree will allow you to explore both the research and applied components of psychology. In your third year you will have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest before completing Honours in your fourth year where you will conduct a major research project. This program will better prepare those who intend to complete a postgraduate qualification in psychology and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.

Start your journey in psychology and understand those unanswered questions about individuals and society.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities


Despite popular belief most psychology graduates work with people who are mentally healthy. Psychological graduates tend to find employment in three areas: as psychologists, in general graduate positions, and as psychological scientists (often in applied research settings).

The main areas in which psychologists are employed include clinical, organizational, health, community, counseling and educational/developmental psychology.

Psychology is an excellent preparation for broader graduate employment. Psychology graduates gain analytical, quantitative, report writing and communication skills that are focused on the issues and problems confronting human beings.

Psychological science is an exciting career option with employment opportunities in the private and public sector as well as in universities and can involve designing interventions to solve human problems and researching how people function in different environments.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

Develop, apply, integrate and generate knowledge in educational and professional contexts

Develop and use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyze and respond to complex problems and issues.

Work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives.

Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.

Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.

Analyze and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.

Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data.

Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,910.00 (25,11,242) per year
Start date

21 February 2022


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate programs at ANU, the following qualifications from an approved institution will be considered when assessing applicant’s eligibility: Australian Year 12 or international equivalent. Completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 or higher. Minimum 1 year of full-time enrolment (1.0 FTE) in a single bachelor program study. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE Advanced (Post 2015): An overall score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in all sub-skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed based on an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.


*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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