Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1

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School of Psychology


St Lucia

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View the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Psychology field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


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

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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.

Further information about entry into this Honours program is available on the school website.

There is an early closing date for Honours in psychology.


View the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Psychology field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.