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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #196 (QS) Wollongong, Australia
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) offered by the University of Wollongong is for graduates of a three-year psychology degree who need a fourth year of study to apply for provisional registration as a practising psychologist. It is also a pathway for graduates of a three-year degree who wish to move into postgraduate research in psychology. 
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The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) offered by the University of Wollongong is a fourth year of study accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. 

It is a route to postgraduate coursework or research degrees in Psychology and also a qualification for eligibility for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. An Honours year of study provides students with a competitive advantage when they enter the workforce.

Career opportunities

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Honours in Psychology is a fourth year of study accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours Empirical Thesis
  • Honours Theory
  • Honours Data Analysis
  • Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications
  • Psychological Intervention: Principles and Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a relevant Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution with an approved program of study, plus at least a credit average in 200 and 300 level Psychology subjects.

  • Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.
  • CRICOS: 084846C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32448 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32448 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. 

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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