What will I learn?

Course Description

This honours course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of psychology and help you to develop your ability in conducting independent research.

A major focus of the course is on designing, conducting, interpreting, and communicating research, and you will have the opportunity to carry out an original empirical study. You will work in conjunction with a supervisor in negotiating a research topic and produce a thesis and a poster for a research conference. This represents more than half of the year’s work.

In advanced coursework units, you will develop a balanced view of the theoretical and practical issues involved in applying psychology to professional practice and societal needs.

This course is recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). On completion, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Upon successful completion of an Honours qualification, you will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. Registered psychologists are employed in the health, education, and justice systems, as well as areas such as human resource management.

On completion, you will also be eligible to progress to a Master’s degree, including the Master of Applied Psychology Professional, Clinical, or Organisational, leading to a career in the specialised field.

Honours can also serve as a first step towards a career in research. An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to a higher research degree, such as the PhD.

Course Structure

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Coursework - 9 credit points

Thesis - 15 credit points

Which department am I in?

School of Psychology and Exercise Science

CRICOS

015123K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
AUD $3,780 for 3 credit points; AUD $18,900 for 15 credit points

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Completion of a minimum of 65% or better in Grade 12 English. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) with a major in psychology with a 3.0 GPA in Psychology units; subject to availability of supervisors and approval by the Academic Chair of the Honours program.

English Language Requirements: Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Internet Based 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

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About this uni

Murdoch University is a world-renowned research university with a reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies.

  • Located in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia
  • Offers dedicated scholarships for international students
  • Students learn from industry experts & experienced faculty
  • Offers students access to stimulating work environments