What will I learn?

Our new Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) will give you the knowledge and qualities needed to kickstart your career in psychology. You will:

solve high-level problems and analyse human behaviour
develop listening, empathy and interviewing skills
explore cyber-psychology, human ethics, social media and online safety
address real-world global issues and learn how psychology can make a difference
gain valuable experience with psychological tests and counselling
design and undertake meaningful research projects.

Note: You must maintain a GPA of 6 to progress through this degree.

Where could it take you?

Your degree will equip you with skills and knowledge about human thinking and behaviour that many different employers value, including for working with children, the police, in education, health promotion, training and assessment in organisations, marketing, counselling, career guidance, research and more. You’ll also be eligible to apply for Masters-level courses in Psychology that will enable you to become a registered psychologist.

Career Readiness

Psychology prepares graduates for a range of exciting careers that require superior problem-solving, critical thinking and understanding of human behaviour, such as:

human resource management
government and policy
public and private sector management
evaluation and applied research
private sector administration and management
not-for-profit and aid services
mental health services
youth work
family and social services
juvenile justice and corrective services
relationship counselling

The Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) is the first step towards many careers including as a registered psychologist.

Degree Structure

The Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) is a rigorous degree that will require students to maintain a GPA of 6 to progress through the degree. The degree includes the standard accredited psychology pathway.

In addition, the first year of the degree extends the interface between psychology and technology, particularly how it applies to research and practice. Consideration is given to cyber-psychology, human ethics, social media and online safety, gambling and, how web-based tools improve health outcomes. This year also allows students to expand their horizon by undertaking broadening electives outside of psychology.

Second year has an extension into international psychology and takes the focus to a global context. A broader perspective of psychology will delve into world consciousness and cultural intelligence; along with the influence personality and intelligence has on cultural behaviours. During this year students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with other university students providing a perspective of psychology in different cultural settings.

Students will develop their research and career-readiness skills in the third year. This year will prepare students for leadership, research, policy or practice, whilst laying the foundation for honours in fourth year. Students will be exposed to business analytics, developments in big data, along with project and communication management skills.
Honours in fourth year, allows students to undertake independent research which is tailored to their area of interest.
To become a registered psychologist, students need to complete a 2-year Masters program followed by supervised practice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (US$ 26,766) per year

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

Start date

1 March 2021


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

Application deadline - Coursework program commencing in Semester 1: 1 December.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Adelaide (UoA) offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)