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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

  • ID:GU610135
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$42,109.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Within the last 10 years, applicants must have successfully completed all the studies required for the award of a Bachelor degree which includes a three-year sequence in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Entry into the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program is competitive and will be determined by applicant’s order of academic merit and is subject to available supervisory resources. Where a student has repeated a course or courses that form part of any of the below criteria, all attempts of the course/s will be used to calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA) that determines the criterion.

Applicants who fail to meet one or more of the below criteria will be deemed ineligible for entry to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Applicants who have completed International studies in Psychology must provide evidence that these studies meet equivalence of an APAC Level 1 three-year accredited degree. This evidence must be submitted at the time of application.

Applicants from Griffith University who have completed the Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (1312)

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Within the last 10 years, be eligible to graduate or have graduated with the three years of prescribed coursework in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (1312). For graduating students, the three-year degree must be completed by the end of Trimester 2 in the year prior to commencement in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
  2. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 for all second and third year courses including ten prescribed Psychological Science core courses and 60 credit points of electives as required in Years 2 and 3 of the degree.
  3. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 in the eight following second and third year Psychology courses:
    • 2000PSY Experimental Design and Analysis
    • 2006PSY Cognitive Psychology
    • 2007PSY Biological Psychology
    • 2008PSY Social and Cultural Psychology
    • 3011PSY Lifespan Development OR 2015PSY Developmental Psychology
    • 3003PSY Survey Design and Analysis
    • 3006PSY Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
    • 3009PSY Abnormal Psychology.
  4. Have no other documented grounds for being deemed ineligible.
  5. Where a course has been credited towards the degree from another educational institution, the course grade/s will be included in the Grade Point Average (GPA) computations for criteria 2 and 3.

Applicants from Griffith University who have completed the Bachelor of Psychological Science as part of a double or vertical degree.

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Within the last ten years, be eligible to graduate or have graduated with the prescribed coursework in a Griffith University double degree or vertical degree that includes a Bachelor of Psychological Science. For graduating students, the double or vertical degree must be completed by the end of Trimester 2 in the year prior to commencement in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
  2. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 for the ten core Psychological Science courses, as well as 60 credit points of prescribed courses from second year onwards in the completed double or vertical degree.  
  3. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 in the eight following second and third year Psychological Science courses:
    • 2000PSY Experimental Design and Analysis
    • 2006PSY Cognitive Psychology
    • 2007PSY Biological Psychology
    • 2008PSY Social and Cultural Psychology
    • 3011PSY Lifespan Development OR 2015PSY Developmental Psychology
    • 3003PSY Survey Design and Analysis
    • 3006PSY Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
    • 3009PSY Abnormal Psychology.
  4. Have no other documented grounds for being deemed ineligible.
  5. Where a course has been credited towards the degree from another educational institution, the course grade/s will be included in the Grade Point Average (GPA) computations for criteria 2 and 3.

Applicants from Educational Institutions other than Griffith University

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Within the last 10 years, be eligible to graduate or have graduated with a three-year Australia Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited psychology degree. For graduating students, the degree must have been completed by the end of Trimester/Semester 2 in the year prior to commencing the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program (2004).
  2. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 for the courses deemed to be equivalent to the 10 core psychological science courses and the six additional prescribed courses from Year 2 onwards as required within the completed degree.
  3. Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 in the eight following second and third year Psychological Science courses:
    • 2000PSY Experimental Design and Analysis
    • 2006PSY Cognitive Psychology
    • 2007PSY Biological Psychology
    • 2008PSY Social and Cultural Psychology
    • 3011PSY Lifespan Development OR 2015PSY Developmental Psychology
    • 3003PSY Survey Design and Analysis
    • 3006PSY Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
    • 3009PSY Abnormal Psychology.
  4. Have no other documented grounds for being deemed ineligible.
  5. Applicants who have completed an Australia Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year psychology bridging degree (for example, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Entry Bachelor degree) can apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program. Applicants should submit their academic transcript for both the three-year psychology bridging degree and their prior degree to ensure the Grade Point Average (GPA) in the criteria listed above for Honours entry can be calculated. Applicants only submitting academic transcripts for the three-year psychology bridging degree will be deemed ineligible as it will not be possible to calculate the Honours entry Grade Point Average (GPA) for the above criteria. 

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

The Honours year consists of supervised research and coursework available to suitably qualified graduates of Griffith University and other recognised tertiary institutions.

This program enables students to advance the knowledge and experience acquired at the undergraduate level, and prepares them to undertake research work for continued postgraduate studies in this and other universities. It also provides first level training for those wishing to practice as psychologists in Australia.

CRICOS CODE: 058546J

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Students must complete the following courses:

  • Issues in Quantitative Research - 6020PSY

  • Professional Psychology A - 6023PSY

  • Honours Research Project - 6000PSY_Y1

  • Honours Research Project - 6000PSY_Y2

  • Professional Psychology B - 6021PSY

  • Advanced Topics in Psychology - 6024PSY

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