Course Description

This one-year Honours degree 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.

This degree

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 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.

What you will study

You will produce advanced written work that demonstrates your ability to analyse and synthesise information, solve complex problems, and orally present this information in various formats. You will show an advanced ability to apply research methods to address psychological questions related to behaviour and mental processes.



Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.0% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 87.5% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.3% (national average 81.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 58.0% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 46.7% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $47,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 084846C
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 353

Entry 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.


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