Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (UG:Bachelor (Hons))

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The award
UG:Bachelor (Hons)

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 35950 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at University of Newcastle, Australia

This program provides an accredited Honours level 4th year of study in psychology. The content of the program includes a number of advanced topics in psychology together with the completion of an Honours level research thesis.

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of psychology.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in written and/or oral formats to present an independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences.
  • Use high level cognitive skills to review, analyse and synthesize empirical knowledge to make informed decisions in applied psychology and psychological research.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on psychological research projects applying intellectual independence and highly skilled research abilities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to ethical principles in professional practice and research.
  • Demonstrate developing knowledge and skills in the practice of psychology including topics in therapeutic intervention and psychometric testing.
  • Apply advanced theoretical and empirical perspectives, critical thinking and independent judgement to extend understanding and create innovative solutions in applied psychology and/or psychology research.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:Bachelor (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 35950 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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    "Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle are very much focused on providing life-long, real-world, professional skills that will set me up for my future career."

    On campus I can participate in industry guest lectures and live projects sponsored by business. I also get exposure to real-world challenges and critical engineering applications with 12-weeks of industrial experience.

    Newcastle is one of only three universities in Australia in the Global E³ which gives me learning opportunities with the best universities all over the world. Universities like Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University which ranks in the top 10 in the world.

    I like that engineering is such a broad field and I could end up working not only designing buildings, but also transport systems and tunnels. I feel like studying at the University of Newcastle is giving me the best possible start.”

    Neruiben, Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil), 2017

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    "The University of Newcastle's English Language Centre was the perfect platform for me to start studying in Australia."

    I decided to come to the University of Newcastle as I really wanted to study a quality psychology degree in Australia. Before starting the degree, I attended the University’s English Language Centre where I undertook an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

    This course really helped me develop my English skills and prepare me for studying full-time.
    I really liked how my English teachers had a passion for helping each student. They provided a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Many of the teachers had even taught in a variety of Asian countries.

    I’m looking forward to finishing my four-year degree in Newcastle as university life here is serene and enjoyable.”

    Kenneth, Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 2017

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    "Studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle has helped me prepare for the real-world."

    I transferred from the International Medical University in Malaysia half way through my Bachelor of Medicine degree. I’m proud to have completed my degree and really enjoyed my time at the University of Newcastle.

    The University’s medicine program is world-class. The program includes several different clinical placements that helped prepare me for the real-world. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and work at various general practitioners, the John Hunter Hospital, the Singleton District Hospital, and the Mater Hospital. I’ve also been able to travel to different places in Australia to learn new things, including a nursing home in Adelaide.

    I’ve graduated with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health around the world. I was offered a job at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.”

    Pearl, Malaysia
    Bachelor of Medicine, 2017

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