Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
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, especially those affecting behaviour. Clinical psychologists work directly with clients to help them improve their wellbeing and psychological health. 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.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) will be able to:
Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of core topics in the discipline of psychology and their applications, including knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning the construction, implementation, and interpretation of widely used cognitive and personality assessments, and evidence-based psychological interventions.
Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of research methods, knowledge of how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and knowledge of ethical behaviour in research and professional contexts.
Demonstrate an advanced ability to apply research methods to address psychological questions related to behaviour and mental processes.
Analyse critically, evaluate and transform information from research literature and other sources to complete a range of activities.
Produce advanced written work that demonstrates analysis and synthesis of information, and novel problem solving to complex problems, and orally present information in various formats.
Exhibit a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world of the science and practice of psychology.
Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability and responsibility in applying critical thinking skills and knowledge of scientific method to evaluate and investigate claims regarding psychological phenomena.
Use information in an ethical manner and apply knowledge of ethical and legislative requirements to determine appropriate ethical conduct in a range of contexts.
Examine scientific methods and knowledge that complement an appreciation of psychology as a scientific discipline.
Career opportunities
Personnel Services
Human Resources
Organisational Behaviour
Government Agencies or Private Enterprise
Industrial Relations
Data Analyst
Life Coach
Brand Manager
Marketing And Advertising
Educational Officer
Developmental Officer
Community or Social Services


Which department am I in? Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

UOW recognizes secondary qualifications from more than 40 countries and education systems, including GCE A levels, International Baccalaureate and SAT, and can assess students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12) for direct entry to the first year of a Bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS - 6.0; TOEFL - 79, Pearson PTE - 57.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in their chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in their senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 88, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; Cambridge English: CAE and CPE score of 176; PTE Academic overall score of 64 (Minimum communicative skill score of 57).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Full Time (4 years (8 sessions))

AUD $157,464 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $17,496

26 February 2018

University of Wollongong Wollongong Campus, UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, New South Wales, 2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia