Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
Start date
March
February
Course code
3507245
Course abbreviation
BPsycSc(Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

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.

For more information on the Honours year, please see the Honours Handbook and visit our page about studying this course in Coffs Harbour or at the Gold Coast.

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.

For more information on the Honours year, please see the Honours Handbook and visit our page about studying this course in Coffs Harbour or at the Gold Coast.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

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

  1. must have completed an APAC accredited AQF Level 7 degree, including the 3 year sequence in Psychology stipulated in the APAC Rules and Standards (2010), with a GPA not less than 5.0 (a credit average) across the degree, or
  2. 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).

Language requirements

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

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

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. 

Domestic students

LocationSession
Coffs Harbour1
Gold Coast1

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Coffs Harbour1$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)071465A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

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.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises the equivalent of 8 units of study.


Course structure




Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

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