Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077996C

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Understand human behaviour, motivation and relationships.

Choose VU’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to study the human mind and the science of personality.

You’ll spend the first three years of the program focusing on psychology and social research methods, and will undertake a minor in an arts specialisation.

In the fourth (Honours) year, you’ll pursue advanced studies in quantitative and qualitative social research methods, professional practice units and a research thesis.

You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of human emotion and behaviour to understand why we think and behave in the way we do – and why this differs from one individual to the next.

On completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), you’ll be able to apply for registration as a Provisional Psychologist and can take up further career and post-graduate study options.

Careers in psychology

Graduates of VU’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) can apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and can find employment in:

  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources.

Some of our graduates undertake further study to qualify as teachers or social workers.

If you’d like to become a fully-registered psychologist, you’ll need further training at the Masters and Doctoral level.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students will be required to complete 384 credit points, consisting of:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core First Year studies;
  • 2 x 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Core Thesis studies;
  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Psychology Elective studies;

In order to be eligible to advance to the fourth (Honours) year of the course, students must achieve the stringent academic admission criteria that are required for Honours programs in Psychology. Academic admission standards are based on the average grade across all core second and third year psychology units.

Students who have successfully completed the first three years of study but have not met the academic admission requirements for the Honours year will be eligible to apply to graduate with a Bachelor of Psychological Studies.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,400 Per Year
Read more14,200 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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