Please refer to: BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is no longer available.

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: enquiries@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6230

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 029221D

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Psychological Science?

This program prepares students for careers in psychology and for postgraduate professional or research training. Students gain an integrated and comprehensive education in main discipline areas, including developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological and abnormal psychology. The program also develops research methods and psychological assessment and survey skills.
Students pursue individual interests, choosing electives from a range of specialist areas, including family processes; development disorders; psychopathology; counselling psychology, health psychology, group processes and inter-group relations; attitudes; social cognition; and industrial and organizational psychology.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

To become a registered psychologist in Queensland, the completion of a four-year psychology program is required; plus the completion of a professional masters, doctorate or PhD program in psychology, or two years' supervised experience as a psychologist. Postgraduate professional qualifications are a distinct advantage when competing for professional jobs as a psychologist.
Psychology can also be studied through the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. These programs, with an additional honours year, both meet the undergraduate requirements for professional registration when combined with two years supervised experience as a psychologist.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 029221D

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Psychological Science

Careers

Students contemplating a career as a registered psychologist are required to undertake a four year psychology degree (or a three year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in psychology followed by an honours year). On completion of the degree students meet the academic requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, as well as associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Provisional registration is the registration type that enables an individual to complete further training that is required to become eligible for General registration as a psychologist. Further information about the requirements for registration as a psychologist can be obtained from the Psychology Board of Australia website.

To obtain full membership of the Australian Psychological Society, an approved coursework masters, professional doctorate or PhD degree in psychology is required.

Careers include:

  • Clinical psychology - assessment, treatment and prevention of a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems;
  • Clinical neuropsychology - the assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional and behavioural disorders associated with dysfunction of brain processes or head injury;
  • Organisational psychology - applying knowledge of the human behaviour to enhance organisational effectiveness;
  • Educational psychology - providing assessment, intervention and counselling services relevant to the management of educational issues;
  • Sports psychology - developing skills needed to enhance individual performance, enjoyment and participation in physical activity;
  • Research and academic psychology - applying skills to the advancement and communication of knowledge relating to psychology

    Psychology is also a useful area of study for a range of other careers.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Board Australia

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Psychological Society Ltd

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science

To complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BPsySc list comprising:

  • #41-43 for compulsory psychology courses;
  • #11-13 for elective psychology courses; and
  • #10 for general electives.
Refer to BPsySc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Psychological Science