What will I learn?

Psychologists help us to understand who we are and how we think, feel, act and change through scientific study of the human mind and its functions, and how they influence behaviour. Psychological research seeks to identify mechanisms that explain behaviour in various contexts. Clinical psychologists work directly with clients to help them improve their wellbeing and psychological health using evidence-based psychological treatments. Their clients include children, adults, couples, families and organisations, and they can work in a wide range of settings, from private practices to the hospital system.

This degree

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four-year undergraduate Honours degree which provides comprehensive training in the scientific study of human behaviour and experience, the physiological, sensory and cognitive processes that underlie it, and how the profession applies this knowledge to practical problems.

The Bachelor of Psychology is a route to Postgraduate coursework or research degrees in Psychology. It is also a partial qualification for provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

What you will study

This course is for the highly motivated. The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program contains a significant research thesis along with coursework. You will learn how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and knowledge of ethical behaviour. Continuation in the degree will be dependent upon achieving a cumulative average of at least 75% in the Psychology subjects approved for the degree.

Why choose this course

The UOW School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff, which guarantee quality education and opportunities for first-rate research. The Northfields (Psychology) Clinic located on campus provides training and supervision of graduates in clinical psychology through a psychological service to the community. The Clinic offers a range of assessment, intervention and counselling services for children, adolescents and adults.

The academic staff in the School of Psychology are research active, with a number of staff holding nationally competitive grants (including directorship and membership of Centres of Research Excellence) and industry based funding. The School provides an excellent environment for mentoring and developing Honours and PhD students.

Career opportunities

Personnel Services

Human Resources

Organisational Behaviour

Government Agencies or Private Enterprise

Industrial Relations

Data Analyst

Life Coach

Brand Manager

Marketing And Advertising

Educational Officer

Developmental Officer

Community or Social Services

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,448.00 (US$ 22,769) per year
AUD $129,792 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $16,224

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

Start date

28 February 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62, All bands 54

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

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