Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours)

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Gain insight into why people think, feel and behave the way they do. After a solid foundation in the elements of human behaviour, your Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) year allows you to pursue a career as a psychologist and prepare yourself for postgraduate study. Do you want to further your knowledge of human behaviour and begin a rewarding psychology career? During your honours year you will get the chance to build on your undergraduate degree and learn an extended range of psychological assessment methods, as well as gain an understanding of the process of formulating psychological opinion in casework.You will learn a range of psychological assessment methods and gain a comprehensive understanding of the process of formulating psychological opinion in casework. The research and analytical skills you develop will strengthen the quality of your research projects and become indispensable tools in your future career.


  • To complete the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points. Psychology Honours consists of two components: coursework and a thesis. The coursework component (consisting of classes and seminars) contributes 50% to the final grade of Honours awarded. Part time students must complete the coursework component in the first year of their course. As required by the accreditation guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society, the coursework covers: research methods
  • issues in psychological assessment
  • and client-centred skills in practice


  • Academic Integrity
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Research Methods in Psychology C
  • Research Project A
  • Client-Centred Skills in Practice
  • Research Methods in Psychology D
  • Research Project B

Standard entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library. Applications are invited from graduates holding a degree from Deakin with an approved three-year sequence in psychology or Deakin University's Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science. There is a quota on places in the Psychology Honours program and meeting the above criteria does not guarantee acceptance into Psychology Honours. It is worth noting that the minimum mark average of Level 2 and Level 3 psychology core units (i.e. the mark 'cut-off') required for entry to Honours in recent years has been at or above 75%.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $33,200
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Waterfront International: $33,200
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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