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.
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.
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.
|Graduate Attribute||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
|Knowledge of a discipline|
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
|Communication and social skills|
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
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.
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.