Bachelor of Psychological Science - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have completed a Bachelor's degree that included an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. Students in this honours degree will: learn more about neuropsychology and personality assessment tools as well as evidence-based approaches to psychological interventions; delve into professional issues and ethics as well as practical issues such as interviewing, report writing, supervision and case preparation; gain experience in researching human behaviour. This includes all steps of the research process from formulating research questions and hypotheses to data collection, analysis and detailed reporting of research findings. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) electives include advanced topics in: Applied Psychology; Cognition; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology. A psychological science honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) will also equip you for further study at a higher degree level.

Course Fee:

International: $23,624

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Honours degree course, a student must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including: an accredited three year sequence in Psychology; with a GPA of at least 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale; and distinction level or above in a total of at least four (4) of the second or third year Psychology units.


80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychological Science

Study Pathways:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) may be eligible to apply for the Master of Professional Psychology, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) or the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) offered at ACU, or a range of other postgraduate courses in psychology.

Further information:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist in any Australian state or territory.


This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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