Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

University of Wollongong

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four-year undergraduate Honours degree which provides comprehensive training in the scientific study of human behaviour and experience, the physiological, sensory and cognitive processes that underlie it, and how the profession applies this knowledge to practical problems. This course is for highly motivated students and contains a significant research thesis along with coursework subjects. Students will learn how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and knowledge of ethical behaviour. The Bachelor of Psychology is a pathway to Postgraduate coursework or research degrees in Psychology. It is also a partial qualification for provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Course Fee:


International: $127,104

Entry Requirements:

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 89 or an IB of 33. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: https://www.uow.edu.au/future/school/apply/index.html ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Structure:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Continuation in the degree is dependent upon achieving a cumulative average of at least 75% in the Psychology subjects approved for the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology

Study Pathways:

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Further information:

In this degree psychology is the single focus. The UOW Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Psychological Science both allow students to combine the study of psychology with subjects from other study areas.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and is required to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia. An additional two years of supervised practice is necessary to move from provisional to general registration as a professional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. This can be through two years of supervised practice in the community, a fifth year at university plus one year of supervised practice in the community or through an accredited Masters or professional doctoral degree.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Related Careers:

Counsellor, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong 89 Yes Full time 4 years
Wollongong 89 Yes Part time 8 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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