Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Deakin University

This four-year course differs to the Bachelor of Psychological Science or Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) by providing selected students with the opportunity to complete honours in psychology as part of the final year of this degree. You will, however, have to receive excellent marks in the first three years of study. Psychology is concerned with understanding human personality, behaviour, emotion, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to differ in the way they think and behave.This course covers broad areas of psychology including behavioural and clinical neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology, relationships and the psychology of groups, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and psychopathology.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Structure:

32 credit points, at least 21 must be Psychology.

Subjects you can Study:

Behavioural science; Psychology; Biological psychology; Child and adolescent psychology; Clinical health psychology; Cognitive psychology; Personality psychology; Psychopathology psychology; Social psychology

Study Pathways:

This program is comprised of the 3-year undergraduate major sequence in psychology and the fourth year Honours program in psychology. Due to the stringent requirements of entry to an Honours year and the requirements for registration, students who do not attain the progression standards will exit with a three-year award, the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Recognition:

Psychology Board of Australia (PBA); accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 77.1 Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood 77.1 Yes Online 4 years
Burwood 77.1 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 77.1 Yes Full time 4 years
Warrnambool 77.1 No Full time 4 years
Warrnambool 77.1 No Part time 8 years
Waurn Ponds 77.1 Yes Part time 8 years

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With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

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All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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