This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Students complete a research thesis in a chosen area of specialisation. Graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists in Australia must complete in addition to this course two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited Master's degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) which includes one year of supervised practice.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, graduates will be able to:
- Integrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology
- Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases in the core areas of psychology
- Review and reflect on the methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology
- Exercise critical thinking and judgment in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence
- Apply advanced English language, and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
- Adapt and apply research skills and psychological understanding, including where appropriate knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one’s own learning and practice and in collaboration with others