Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

6/89

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

QTAC Code(s)

757001 - B Psychological Science (Hons)
757001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

AQF level

AQF level 8

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 2017 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 Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: enquiries@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6230

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 084715C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

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 2017 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 Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)?

Have you ever remembered an event differently to someone else who was there? Do you ever wonder if listening to angry music just makes people... angrier? These kinds of questions are explored in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), which examines the complexity, intricacy and wonder of the human mind. This program is designed for students looking to undertake comprehensive studies in psychology, including the study of developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological and abnormal psychology. Students are taught how to understand the ways people behave, think and feel, and provided with important skills so to enable them to progress to further study, or enter the workforce with confidence.

A semester 2 intake is available to eligible international students with advanced standing from selected partner institutions. For further information, click here.

What you can study

Complete foundation studies in psychological theory, research and practice. Courses examine areas such as child development, neuroscience, learning and cognition, social and organisational psychology, psychological assessment, psychological research methods and evaluation of research.

Push the boundaries of knowledge and develop high-level skills in communication, research design, critical and analytical thinking, and project management when you complete an honours-level research project in your final year.

Courses

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

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 will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
6/89

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
757001 - B Psychological Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

To become a registered psychologist in Australia, 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 practice 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 the completion of professional masters level or higher qualification in psychology or 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

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application requirements

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

A semester 2 intake will be available to eligible international students with advanced standing from selected partner institutions. For further information, click here.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 084715C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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 2017 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 2017 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 (Honours)

Careers

Psychology prepares you for a range of exciting careers that require superior problem-solving, critical thinking and understanding of human behaviour. For example, you may be interested in working in areas such as human resource management, youth work, residential care work, family and social services, public service management, private sector administration and management, market research, disabilities services, juvenile justice and corrective services, advertising or statistical research.

Your psychology degree will also prepare you well for further study leading to a career in areas such as occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, public health, counselling, social work, communication, development practice, environmental management, sports coaching, or health economics (among others).

Students contemplating a career as a registered psychologist are required to undertake a four year accredited psychology degree. To gain full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, you will need to complete postgraduate studies in psychology and/or supervised work experience.

Professional careers in psychology include:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Geropsychology
  • Health psychology
  • Organisational psychology
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Research/academic psychology

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Psychological Society

Accreditation body

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), 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(Hons) course list. Refer to BPsySc(Hons) rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)