The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree allows high-performing students to deepen their knowledge of approaches, perspectives and traditions in psychology and undertake a significant research project. The program consists of a year-long major independent research project (completed under the guidance of an academic supervisor), and a thesis based on the project. In addition, you will complete advanced-level core and elective coursework.
The research project may be undertaken in most areas of psychology, such as psychopathology, behavioural neuroscience, cognitive science, cognition and perception, forensic psychology, and social, personality and developmental psychology. The coursework requirement includes content that encompasses history, professional ethics, evidence-based practice and advanced coverage of selected contemporary issues in psychology.
This degree also provides an academic foundation for you to continue on to a masters by coursework, a masters by research or a PhD.