Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) course provides students with the required step to becoming a professional psychologist. After completing this degree, students may apply to undertake further study in specialist areas of professional psychology such as counselling, health, clinical, organisational, and sports psychology. The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.


  • 400 credit points comprising: 4 Core units (50 credit points)
  • 13 Psychology discipline major units of study (200 credit points)
  • Secondary studies comprising a second major, minor/s, student enrichment studies or electives, as applicable (150 credit points).


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). To be eligible for progression into the fourth year (honours year), students must achieve a minimum of a distinction average (70%) in core psychology units at the third year level. Due to limited places in the honours year the required average may be increased, however students with an average of at least 75% will be guaranteed a place in fourth year. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. 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.


The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn International: $158,240
  • ATAR: 79
No No information available

Further information

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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