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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

BPsychSc (Hons)

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements – Honours Degree1

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course, a student must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including (a) an accredited three year sequence in psychology; (b) at least a credit average across all units of the pass degree; (c) distinction level or above in at least 4 second and third year psychology units; and (d) at least a pass in the prerequisites for units to be undertaken in the honours degree.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the honours degree a student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of the pass degree, complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Honours Units, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Core Units;
  2. 10 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Honours Units

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC410 20 Honours Thesis A
PSYC413 10 Professional Issues and Ethics
PSYC421 20 Honours Thesis B (Pre: PSYC410 Honours Thesis A)
PSYC423 10 Assessment and Intervention (Inc: PSYC406 Theories of Intervention)
PSYC424 10 Research Methods (Inc: PSYC404 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology A and PSYC419 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology B)


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC405 10 Comparative Psychology
PSYC407 10 History and Philosophy of Psychology
PSYC412 10 Psychology of Ageing
PSYC414 10 Cultural Issues for Psychologists
PSYC415 10 Theories of Psychoanalysis
PSYC422 10 Cognitive Neuropsychology

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.