Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) / Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

Macquarie University

Psychologists seek to understand how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. Speech, hearing and language professionals have the privilege of helping people to communicate with others. Both professions seek to provide strategies that can help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. This prestigious and interdisciplinary double degree is ideal for those who wish to develop a substantial skillset in both psychology and speech, hearing and general linguistics. The psychology component will develop your knowledge of the complexities of human behaviour - how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture affect behaviour. The linguistics component will develop your understanding of the production and perception of spoken language, such as the way we produce speech sounds using the vocal apparatus; the way the brain (via the ear) responds or fails to respond to different aspects of speech and language; how languages differ in the way they use speech; how language develops in children; the relationship between language and culture; and how computers can be used in speech, hearing and language analysis. Students will have the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience in a professional or community setting that's relevant to community and allied health.

Course Fee:

International: $199,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Admission to the honours year will require a weighted average SNG (Standard Numerical Grade) of 70 over all Psychology units and a weighted average SNG of 75 over all 300 level Psychology units and a minimum of 72 credit points. Applicants to the fourth year honours program who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis. This minimum entry requirement also applies to any students who transfer into the BPsych(Hons) program. Should a student not meet the requirements, they will graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences or a Bachelor of Science - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences.


120 credit points; minimum 78 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 48 credit points at 300 level or above; completion of qualifying major for Bachelor of Human Sciences.

Subjects you can Study:

This double degree will prepare you for a career in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, organisational psychology and professional psychology, as well as for clinical work or research in audiology and speech language pathology, forensic speech science, and the development of associated speech and hearing technologies.

Study Pathways:

Pathway to registration as a psychologist. Pathway into Macquarie University's masters courses in psychology, speech pathology and audiology and research.

Further information:

If you're interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology, a further two years postgraduate training or supervised experience is required for registration as a psychologist. Macquarie University offers two-year Master of Clinical Psychology, Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, Master of Organisational Psychology and one-year Master of Professional Psychology. Students thinking about applying for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology at the completion of their undergraduate degree are required to have completed eight pre-requisite subjects. Students thinking about a research career can continue with the Master of Research. You'll be admitted to the second year of the Master of Research upon completion of psychology honours.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 88.45 No Part time
North Ryde 88.45 No Full time 5 years

Macquarie — ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world — is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation more than 50 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translating it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s degrees ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for, which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s degrees are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their degree; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport: 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria
  • Ranked among the top 110 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2020)
  • 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)
  • More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries
  • More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships
  • More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high-tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities
  • $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure
  • Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD
  • Over 190,000 alumni from more than 140 countries
  • Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital
  • 100% of research activity rated at world standard or above
  • 30 researchers in the top 1% of scientific authors in the world


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