This honours course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of psychology and help you to develop your ability in conducting independent research.
A major focus of the course is on designing, conducting, interpreting, and communicating research, and you will have the opportunity to carry out an original empirical study. You will work in conjunction with a supervisor in negotiating a research topic and produce a thesis and a poster for a research conference. This represents more than half of the year's work.
In advanced coursework units, you will develop a balanced view of the theoretical and practical issues involved in applying psychology to professional practice and societal needs.
This course is recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). On completion, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Upon successful completion of an Honours qualification, you will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. Registered psychologists are employed in the health, education, and justice systems, as well as areas such as human resource management.
On completion, you will also be eligible to progress to a Masters degree, including the Master of Applied Psychology Professional, Clinical, or Organisational, leading to a career in the specialised field.
Honours can also serve as a first step towards a career in research. An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to a higher research degree, such as the PhD.