Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It is one of the most interesting and challenging areas of scientific inquiry with the potential to benefit both individuals and society as a whole. Topics of study include learning, memory, cognition, perception, neuroscience, and developmental, forensic, social and abnormal psychology. You will gain an integrated and comprehensive knowledge in the main discipline areas of psychology and develop strong research, analytical and communication skills.

This is a four-stage full-time program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). It is fully accredited and satisfies the minimum requirement for provisional registration. At the completion of this degree you can head out into the workforce or continue along the path to becoming a registered psychologist by completing an additional two-year professional Master’s degree in Psychology. You can also choose to do further study and research such as Master’s degree (Research) or PhD.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree enables you to concentrate on Psychology courses across the undergraduate degree with more Psychology courses required than other undergraduate Psychology pathways. No preference is given to any particular undergraduate program; entry is based solely on performance in undergraduate studies in Psychology.

Who should choose this degree?

Completion of a four-year undergraduate Psychology sequence is a minimum prerequisite for entry into Professional Master’s programs in Psychology that form the basis of professional training and registration as a Psychologist. The Honours program also provides an academic foundation for further study and research such as Master’s degree (Research) or PhD.


  • Psychology

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Career opportunities

  • Psychologist
  • Organisational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Market researcher/analyst
  • Business/management consultant

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

This degree meets the requirements of an accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in Psychology and comprises the first two steps on the six-year pathway to becoming a registered psychologist.

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Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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