Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), students must complete 400 credit points comprising of:

  • 4 Core units of study (50 credit points)
  • 14 Psychology discipline major units of study and one elective (200 credit points)
  • Secondary studies comprising a second major, minor/s, student enrichment studies or electives, as applicable (150 credit points).

Honours Calculation

The total Honours Result is based on the weighted average of units, with the following descriptive outcomes:

  • H1A – First Class Honours 80% - 100%
  • H2A – Second Class Honours A 70% - 79%
  • H2B – Second Class Honours B 60% to 69%
  • H3 – Third Class honours 50% - 59%.

Units included in calculation and weighting:

  • PSY40001 Advanced Quantitative Methods (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
  • PSY40006 Psychological Assessment (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
  • PSY40005 Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
  • PSY40009 Honours Thesis A (25 credit points), weighting of 25% in final honours result
  • PSY40002 Honours Thesis B (25 credit points), weighting of 25% in final honours result.

Electives (students choose ONE):

  • PSY40004 Current Issues in Social Psychology or
  • PSY40008 Counselling Psychology or
  • NEU40002 Neuroscience Methods or
  • NEU40001 Neuropsychology Methods

Whichever elective is completed will be weighted at 12.5% in the final honours result.