Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

Study the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to understand the brain and human behaviour. Whether students' interests lie in mental health, personality disorders or the pure functioning of the brain, this degree will allow them to explore both the research and applied components of psychology. In third year students will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest before completing Honours in the fourth year where they will conduct a major research project. This program will better prepare those who intend to complete a postgraduate qualification in psychology and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.


In this program students will study a total of 192 units. Typically students will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and 8 courses per year (total of 48 units) as a full-time student. Students will complete 24 courses over the first 3 years (total of 144 units) plus 1 year of Honours (total of 48 units). Out of the 144 units in their first 3 years, 96 units (16 courses) must be science courses and the remaining 48 units (8 courses) can be from science OR non-science courses. The fourth and final year will be dedicated to Honours. See for more information.


  • Abnormal psychology
  • Biological psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Perceptual psychology
  • Social psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 qualification or international equivalent
  • Or a completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate
  • Or at least 1 standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution
  • Or an approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken. ATAR: 95, QLD Band: 4, International Baccalaureate: 37


Australian Psychological Society

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra International: $174,720
  • ATAR: 89
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) must maintain an average of 70 per cent in Psychology courses each semester to remain in this program.

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