Course Description

Psychologists help us to understand who we are and how we think, feel, act and change through scientific study of the human mind and its functions, and how they influence behaviour. Psychological research seeks to identify mechanisms that explain behaviour in various contexts. Clinical psychologists work directly with clients to help them improve their wellbeing and psychological health using evidence-based psychological treatments. Their clients include children, adults, couples, families and organisations, and they can work in a wide range of settings, from private practices to the hospital system.

This degree

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four-year undergraduate Honours degree which provides comprehensive training in the scientific study of human behaviour and experience, the physiological, sensory and cognitive processes that underlie it, and how the profession applies this knowledge to practical problems.

The Bachelor of Psychology is a route to Postgraduate coursework or research degrees in Psychology. It is also a partial qualification for provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

What you will study

This course is for the highly motivated. The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program contains a significant research thesis along with coursework. You will learn how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and knowledge of ethical behaviour. Continuation in the degree will be dependent upon achieving a cumulative average of at least 75% in the Psychology subjects approved for the degree.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,776 per year full-time


4 years full time, 8 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: 084845D
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 354

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 85
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 90
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 98
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 89