Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced) (Honours)
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Bachelor Degree (Honours)
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|Clayton||94.30^||No||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
The Bachelor of Psychological Science Advanced (Honours) is designed for students with a passion for understanding human cognition and behaviour. It provides them with a comprehensive education in human psychology from normal to abnormal psychology and from genetic/molecular level to individual and group behavioural level. The study of human psychology is ever-growing and changing, and this program provides students with up-to-date thinking on understanding the human brain, thought and behaviour. The knowledge gained in this course will give students the foundations to make their own new and exciting scientific discoveries, help to promote mental health and to influence how those in the community think about mental health and the workings of the human brain and mind. During their studies students gain broad, interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology and a deep understanding of specific areas, including: addiction; brain injury and rehabilitation; memory and consciousness; neurodevelopment; neurodegeneration; psychopathology; sleep and circadian rhythms and how they influence cognition and mental health. Required study includes the core sequence of units accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and neuroscience-related units designed to give students a deep understanding of the biological basis of human cognition and behaviour. Through a focus on neuroscience, students will gain an in-depth knowledge of brain function and dysfunction. This will provide an exceptional foundation for future research in the cognitive neurosciences and clinical psychology.
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Bachelor Degree (Honours)
- Full-time internal = 4 years
- Part-time internal = 8 years
Year 12 or equivalent
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Life after Study
Where are graduates that studied Psychology at Monash University?
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Psychologists study human behaviour and the processes associated with how people think and feel, conduct research and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems. They promote mental health and positive behaviour in individuals and groups. Psychologists work on a broad range of issues with clients, including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
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We consider all our students to be international students, and encourage you to spend time studying overseas. There are a plethora of options — if you’re studying criminology, for example, you can take a unit about European criminal law at the university’s Prato Centre in Tuscany, Italy. Explore Monash Abroad to find out how you can spend time studying at a different Monash campus or one of our partner institutions worldwide.
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Many Monash courses actively involve our industry partners in both the design and delivery of your education, which allows you to be at the forefront of industry knowledge when you graduate. You'll find a rich array of work placements and programs , internships and volunteer opportunities open to you, giving you the chance to put theory into practice.
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But while our rankings and reputation mean we can compete with the traditional universities, we don’t plan on becoming one. We’re a modern university, just over 50 years old, with a proud history of risk-taking and challenging the status quo. We think that gives us the best of both worlds — we combine the qualities and reputation of a world-class university with the openness and ambition of youth.
Why choose Monash?
Monash courses explained
Before he started university, Oliver Maraes knew exactly what he wanted to do. Then he changed his mind completely.
“I started doing science because I wanted to do physiotherapy,” he explained. “But studying geology has totally changed me. Since starting my degree I’ve discovered my interest in natural disasters and it has really driven my direction.”
Oliver firmed up his new career aspirations in 2012 during a student exchange to Monash South Africa. “I always wanted to go to Africa and Monash made it so easy. The study abroad opportunities were a big part of the reason I decided to come to Monash,” said Oliver. But along with geology, he discovered the power of philanthropy.
“I got involved with a project aimed at sourcing books for children at a local primary school in Zandspruit, Johannesburg. Another Monash student and I organised a range of fundraising activities,” he said. “When the library opened it was just so amazing to see all those kids at their school with resources that none of them have ever had.”
The experience led him to further philanthropic activities, including Making Change , a volunteer-based community organisation for young people interested in tackling social issues.
Philanthropy hasn’t taken over completely, however. Oliver is still deeply engaged in science. “My dream in the future is to work in disaster management and find a way to combine my love of science with my passion for helping people.”