Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) (BPsych(Adv)(Hons))

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Special Notes

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The Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) is a 4 year program with direct entry to Honours based on the maintenance of a consistent GPA requirement. Encapsulating all core units for the existing accredited pathway, this Program is designed to produce graduates who can: apply psychological knowledge to issues of broader relevance to society and the profession; demonstrate advanced skills in the communication of psychological concepts & research; work effectively and collaboratively with others to demonstrate effective project and time management skills; demonstrate an advanced ability to apply the methods of scientific enquiry and research methodology to psychological research; demonstrate an awareness of psychology in a broader international and inter-cultural context; and, understand how modern developments such as modern technology and online environments influence the nature of psychological research and professional practice. It is expected that this program, will prepare students for a broad range of career paths in professional practice, research, administration, academia, policy, business development and entrepreneurship, government, and non-government sectors.

The Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years or part-time duration of 8 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator or Delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Minimum GPA: Students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of 6.0 or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Honours Coursework: Students must complete all of the Level I, II and III coursework requirements before commencing the Honours coursework and the research dissertation or research project.

Part time Honours Enrolment: A student enrolled in Honours part-time must complete all of the Honours coursework in the first year before commencing the research dissertation or research project in the second year.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 63 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units
  4. Research dissertation or Research project to the value of 12 units
  5. Level I courses to the value of no more than 30 units, of which 12 units are Psychology courses
  6. Level II courses to the value of at least 18 units, of which 15 units are Psychology courses
  7. Level III Psychology courses to the value of 24 units
  8. Level IV Psychology courses to the value of 24 units