Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (BPsychSc(Hons))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This is an honours program that a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychological Science or equivalent accredited program may apply for. This program is highly competitive and has a limited intake each year.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate original and useful contribution to psychological knowledge.
  2. Display mastery of the content psychology areas across the discipline.
  3. Develop clear arguments that justify the research aims and cogently discuss the extent to which the aims have been borne out in the findings.
  4. Display deep understanding of sound research methodology in psychology.
  5. Apply appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis.
  6. Display a critical awareness of the implications of the findings as well as the strengths and limitations of the study.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Director 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.

Research dissertation/Research Project: A student enrolled 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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Research thesis or Research project to the value of 12 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 3 units

Core Courses