Deakin University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Deakin University

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

Study the mind and its processes, behaviour and mental states with Deakin's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). An honours year is included in this four-year degree, distinguishing it from our other psychology courses. Honours includes practical training that prepares you for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and sets you on the pathway to general registration.Deakin is the only Victorian university where you can study specialist psychology majors during your undergraduate degree. This allows you to learn more about what you are passionate about sooner. Apply your new skills in the real world with professional placements that strengthen your employment prospects and provide 140 hours of valuable industry experience. In your honours year, you will complete an individual research project and undertake advanced studies in counselling, psychological assessment, ethics and research methods.


The 32 credit points include at least 21 psychology (i.e., ‘HPS’) credit points (these are compulsory), 3 psychology elective units (you can choose which psychology units to study) and 8 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).Following successful completion of the first 3 levels of the course (i.e., at the completion of 24 credit points), students will be considered for progression to the level-4 ‘honours’ year of the course.


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


All of the psychology courses offered at Deakin meet the requirements of the PBA and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), translating into excellent job and career opportunities for our graduates. Deakin's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs, including PhD

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) International: $144,168
  • ATAR: 70.1
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $144,168
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $144,168
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

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