Bachelor of Psychological Science

The University of Adelaide

Our Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science offers the necessary foundation for postgraduate research and registration as a psychologist. It is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in psychology, a three year psychology degree from an accredited institution, or our Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Course Fee:

International: $38,500

Entry Requirements:

Graduate entry only. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an approved university (less than 10 years old). The undergraduate degree must be equivalent to an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three year major sequence of study in Psychology. For information on accrediation please see: Applicants will be ranked for an offer based on academic performance of psychology courses taken at Level II and Level III. The formula used to calculate this weighted average score is as follows: Weighted Average = (Level II Psychology courses x 40% weighting) + (Level III Psychology courses x 60% weighting) Quotas apply.


Honours Psychology is normally taken as a full-time program over one year. To complete the program candidates are required to: undertake an assessment in the compulsory topic "Current Issues in Psychology"; undertake an assessment in the compulsory topic "Research Methods and Statistics"; undertake assessment in two elective coursework topics; attend the compulsory Honours Research Seminar series submit a research proposal for independent evaluation; present for examination a thesis that reports a research project carried out under supervision

Subjects you can Study:

Research Methodology & Statistics; Current Issues in Psychology; Human Behaviour and Criminal Justice; Advanced Psychology in Society; Organisational Psychology; Mind, Brain and Behaviour; Honours Thesis in Psychology Part 1; Honours Thesis in Psychology Part 2

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 54.75 No Full time 3 years
North Terrace 54.75 No Part time 6 years
North Terrace No info No Full time 1 year

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