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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) (BSHP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Ipswich
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May

Note: The Psychology major is only available at UniSQ Ipswich and via online study.

Overview

  • The Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Psychology gives you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in professional areas of psychology such as counselling, ethics, assessment, and intervention as well as your research skills.
  • This degree involves both coursework and a research project conducted under the supervision of a staff member.
  • The skills you will learn will help you gain the competencies necessary to be an effective scientist-practitioner.

Further study

Successful completion of honours will qualify you for application for entry into postgraduate programs, including masters and PhD studies.

Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. However, there is a requirement to complete a further two years of supervised practice or an approved masters program after initial registration. You would also eligible to apply to the Australian Psychological Society for Associate Membership. If you achieve a high level of honours (either First Class or Second Class, Division A), you would be eligible to apply for a Masters program or PhD at UniSQ and other universities.

Career outcomes

  • Once you are provisionally registered, you may work with an approved supervisor (supervising psychologist approved by the Psychology Board of Australia) in any field that a psychologist is employed.
  • Carer opportunities within the public and private health system, non-government community organisations, correction services, child protection services, and private practice await!

Entry requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of Honours study from a recognised institution, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit)
  • Be current in your major area of study. You should have commenced your undergraduate degree no earlier than 8 years previous to the year of application and will have satisfied requirements for the award of that degree no more than 3 years previously.
  • Candidates for the Psychology major must have completed a program of study approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as constituting the first 3 years (or equivalent) of study in psychology within the last 3 years.

Places within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) specialising in Psychology are limited by quota. Quota size is determined by the availability of supervision places. Selection from applicants who met admission requirements will be based on ranking by GPA from previous psychology studies.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

 

Deferment is not available for this program.

All students must attend the compulsory orientation and all workshops for the courses in which they are enrolled. These compulsory attendance requirements are a condition of the accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26320

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Intakes

You can apply to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Applications for Trimester 1 2024 are now closed.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

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Why study with UniSQ?

There are many great reasons to study a Sciences degree and to take the next step towards your future career:

  • Extend your current knowledge in professional areas of psychology such as counselling, ethics, assessment, and intervention.
  • Build upon your research skills with both coursework and a research project conducted under the supervision of a UniSQ staff member.
  • Continue to enhance your newfound knowledge and use a Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours qualification as a stepping-stone into further study, such as a PhD
Is a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours accredited?

 Professional accreditation for a Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours (or equivalent) will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

At UniSQ, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology. 

Can I get recognition of prior learning or work experience for this degree?

The credit you may receive for prior study or work experience will vary depending on the education provider you choose to study your Bachelor of Psychological with Honours with.

At UniSQ, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied a degree or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

What are the career opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology)?

Bachelor of Psychology Science graduates can enjoy a variety of career opportunities within many different sectors including:

  • public and private health
  • non-government community organisations
  • correction services
  • child protection services
  • private practice.

As a graduate of UniSQ’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. However, there is a requirement to complete a further two years of supervised practice or an approved master's program after initial registration. You would also be eligible to apply to the Australian Psychological Society for Associate Membership. 

Are flexible study options available?

Many education providers offer a variety of ways you can study a Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours (or equivalent). 

At UniSQ you can study our Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology on-campus or online, allowing you to choose where you study, when you study and even how you study.

Discover more about the different ways you can study at UniSQ.