What will I learn?

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.

Major areas of study

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.

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise, and interpret complex knowledge about human behaviour and mental processes

Use reasoning and evidence to recognise, develop, defend, and criticise arguments and persuasive appeals

Develop innovative and creative responses to challenges in research and professional practices of psychology, and to problems in everyday life and in society

Demonstrate respect, integrity, responsibility, and adaptability in professional and research practice

Demonstrate an understanding of principles and methods of inquiry applicable to the science and practice of psychology

Demonstrate autonomy, reflection, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning in research and professional practice

Communicate concisely and appropriately in an oral and written form in an academic and professional context

Apply scholarly and professional practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity, and respect for the rights of all persons

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree and the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours meets the requirements for conditional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Both of these degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

CRICOS

071465A

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,600.00 (US$ 19,694) per year
Unit fee: AUD $3,450 per unit
Start date

February 2022

Venue

Coffs Harbour Campus

Hogbin Drive,

COFFS HARBOUR,

New South Wales,

2450, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,600.00 (US$ 19,694) per year
Unit fee: AUD $3,450 per unit
Start date

February 2022

Venue

Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,

BILINGA,

Queensland,

4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma and SAT score of 1370; or ACT score of 19. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL (paper based) score of 570; Pearson test of English (PTE) academic general score of 64; Cambridge English: advanced (CAE) general score of 58; Occupational English test (OET) score of Grade B or above.

For international students

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

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
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.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Category Score
Overall 6.0
Listening minimum 5.5
Reading minimum 5.5
Speaking minimum 5.5
Writing minimum 5.5

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

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