Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Australian National University (ANU)

Study the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to understand the brain and human behaviour. Whether students' interests lie in mental health, personality disorders or the pure functioning of the brain, this degree will allow them to explore both the research and applied components of psychology. In third year students will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest before completing Honours in the fourth year where they will conduct a major research project. This program will better prepare those who intend to complete a postgraduate qualification in psychology and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.

Course Fee:

International: $174,720

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 qualification or international equivalent; or a completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; or at least 1 standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; or an approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken. ATAR: 95, QLD Band: 4, International Baccalaureate: 37


In this program students will study a total of 192 units. Typically students will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and 8 courses per year (total of 48 units) as a full-time student. Students will complete 24 courses over the first 3 years (total of 144 units) plus 1 year of Honours (total of 48 units). Out of the 144 units in their first 3 years, 96 units (16 courses) must be science courses and the remaining 48 units (8 courses) can be from science OR non-science courses. The fourth and final year will be dedicated to Honours. See for more information.

Subjects you can Study:

Abnormal psychology; Biological psychology; Cognitive psychology; Developmental psychology; Perceptual psychology; Social psychology

Further information:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) must maintain an average of 70 per cent in Psychology courses each semester to remain in this program.


Australian Psychological Society

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 88.7 Yes Full time 4 years
Canberra 88.7 Yes Part time 8 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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