University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This program is designed for high-performing students who are aiming for a professional career in Psychology. It is an accredited, integrated four-year degree in Psychology that requires a high ATAR, however, students can also transfer to this degree from other degrees, with sufficient grades in first and second year Psychology. The first 3 years of the award build a foundation in psychology, including research methods employed in psychological enquiry. In fourth year, students specialise in a program of study and research to match their strengths and career interests.


  • 192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) including core units, with a choice of listed and elective units. The first three years provide a broad basis in the discipline of Psychology
  • the fourth year involves completion of Honours Coursework and Dissertation. Students must meet progression requirements in order to undertake fourth year honours units.


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English
  • Recommended studies are 2 units of Mathematics
  • Students with previous studies in psychology must have achieved sufficient grades to satisfy the progression requirements of the UNE Psychology with Honours degree


Associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society; provisional registration as a psychologist

Study pathways

Graduates with First Class or Second Class (Division 1) Honours are eligible to apply for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) or Doctor of Philosophy degrees. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 years

Further information

Completion of an accredited 4th year in Psychology can result in registration as a General Psychologist after completion of a two year internship. Completion of the Master of Professional Psychology results in registration as a General Psychologist after completion of a one year internship. Completion of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) results in registration as a General Psychologist. After a further 2 years of supervised practice in the specialist area, graduates can become registered as a Clinical Psychologist.

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