Psychology Field of Study
Part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Psychology
Why study Psychology?
At undergraduate level, Psychology provides students with an introduction to the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. Psychology, as a discipline, is broad ranging and spans such topics as perception, sensation, the biological basis of behaviour, motivation, development, cognition, learning, communication, social and group behaviour, and abnormal behaviour. Psychology provides valuable analytical thinking skills, as well as a range of other skills, including problem-solving and program evaluation skills that are valuable personally and in many professions. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Psychology to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.
What you can study
An Honours year in Psychology focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.
There is an early closing date for Honours in psychology, please refer to the school website for further information.
View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Psychology field of study.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
- Australian Psychological Society