Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 022030A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Obtain your Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at Deakin and develop all skill areas with an integrated approach to science and psychology.

Gain an insight into why people think, feel and behave the way they do. After a solid foundation in the elements of human behaviour, your Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) year allows you to pursue a career as a psychologist, and prepare yourself for postgraduate study.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points.

Psychology Honours consists of two components: coursework and a thesis.

The coursework component (consisting of classes and seminars) contributes 50% to the final grade of Honours awarded. Part time students must complete the coursework component in the first year of their course. As required by the accreditation guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society, the coursework covers:

research methods;

issues in psychological assessment; and

client-centred skills in practice

For further details of the coursework component, see the unit description for HPS431, HPS432, HPS433 and HPS434

The thesis component (see HPS435 and HPS436) contributes 50% to the final grade of honours awarded. The thesis is a write-up of an individual research project based on an original piece of empirical research. A range of types of data (qualitative, quantitative, subjective, objective) and a range of data-collection settings and methodologies can be used as the basis of the thesis component.

The thesis is submitted in two parts:

a 1500-word research proposal submitted mid-year and

a 5000-word report on the empirical component submitted in October.

The research proposal and empirical report section of the thesis typically contribute 30% and 70% respectively to the final mark for the thesis component.

Attendance and presentation at the annual School Fourth Year Conference is a hurdle requirement. Students enrolled in the CLOUD online mode have the option to attend or undertake an alternative assessment.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Career outcomes:

Upon graduation, if you choose not to continue with further study in psychology, your possible career options include work in:

  • hospitals and clinics
  • mental health organisations
  • community support services
  • human resources
  • marketing and social research
  • corrective services
  • policy development
  • justice and advocacy systems.

If you choose to continue studying to pursue full registration as a psychologist, you may find employment in a variety of settings such as:

  • clinical psychologist
  • cognitive neuroscientist
  • counsellor
  • criminal psychologist
  • educational and developmental psychologist
  • family therapist
  • forensic psychologist
  • health and community psychologist
  • mental health officer
  • organisational psychologist
  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • sport and exercise psychologist
  • youth psychologist.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,200 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 1 year
Full time
Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
Australia
34,200 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 1 year
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

If you successfully completed your bachelor degree, your selection is based on the following.

Education:

This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Prerequisites:

Internal applicants:

Bachelor Degree from Deakin University with an approved three-year major sequence in psychology with a minimum of a mid-credit (65%) in Research Methods B and a minimum average of 65% over all level-2 and level-3 Psychology core units, or

Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies from Deakin University with a minimum of a mid-credit (65%) in Research Methods B and a minimum average of 65% over all level-2 and level-3 Psychology core units.

External Applicants:

Bachelor Degree (with an APAC accredited three-year major sequence in psychology) with a minimum of a mid-credit (65%) in a level three psychology Research Methods unit and a minimum average of 75% over all level-2 and level-3 Psychology core units, or

A Foundation Level 1 APAC accredited Psychology course or equivalent (for example: a 3-year bridging course - Graduate Diploma of Psychology) with a minimum of a mid-credit (65%) in level three psychology Research Methods unit and a minimum average of 75% over all level-2 and level-3 Psychology core units.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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