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

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Psychological Science or equivalent with 5.0 GPA in core second and third year courses

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.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), students who have completed Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (1312) must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the three years of prescribed coursework in Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (1312).

  2. Achieve a GPA of at least 5.0 for all second and third year courses.

  3. Achieve a 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 (offered in 2017) OR 2015PSY Developmental Psychology (offered from 2018)

    • 3003PSY Survey Design and Analysis

    • 3006PSY Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences

    • 3009PSY Abnormal Psychology.

  4. Have no other documented grounds for being deemed ineligible.

Applicants should note that the above criteria represent the minimum requirements. Students in the Bachelor of Psychological Science should note that progression to Honours is competitive and will be determined by order of academic merit and is subject to available supervisory resources.

Applicants from universities other than Griffith will be assessed using those courses completed by the applicant that most closely approximate those listed in criteria 2 and 3 above.

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

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

Griffith University does not offer the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree online. This degree is only available via on-campus mode due to coursework and placement requirements.

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 postgraduate studies at this and other universities.


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  • 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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