Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Graduate Entry)

Swinburne University of Technology

Studying psychology provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and explain human behaviour and relationships. The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Graduate Entry provides specialised study in developmental psychology, cognition, social psychology, personality, design and measurement, psychological measurement and abnormal psychology. Students complete a variety of research projects and develop skills in project management, research design and report writing.

Course Fee:

International: $35,230

Entry Requirements:

Applicants from Australian universities who have completed an APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited 3 year sequence in psychology are eligible to apply for this course. Entry is competitive with selection based on academic results for all core second and third year subjects that are part of an accredited psychology undergraduate degree. Students must achieve a minimum of a distinction average (70%) in core psychology units at the third year level. Applicants who have completed a psychology major at an overseas university must provide evidence that their degree meets the requirements of an accredited Australian undergraduate degree in psychology. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 75%, all skills 70%; minimum IELTS overall band of 7.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 7.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 95, with a reading band no less than 20 and writing band no less than 22; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 66 (no communicative skills less than 58); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.


100 credit points comprising: 6 Core units (100 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.


This course is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Full time 1 year
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Part time

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

Levels of study

From master degrees and postgraduate programs to bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates, Swinburne offers options for everyone. 

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