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Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
1 years full-time
Entry
February
February
CRICOS
061159E

Highlights

  • APAC accredited fourth year program of study in psychology.
  • Opportunities to complete advanced study in psychology and an independent research project.
  • Graduates have highly developed skills in statistics, research, the application of psychological theory, understanding of the principles of basic psychological assessment and interventions, and demonstrated counselling skills.
  • Completion of the research component  involves undertaking independent research and producing an individual thesis under the guidance of active researcher.
  • Graduates are eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Highlights

  • APAC accredited fourth year program of study in psychology.
  • Opportunities to complete advanced study in psychology and an independent research project.
  • Graduates have highly developed skills in statistics, research, the application of psychological theory, understanding of the principles of basic psychological assessment and interventions, and demonstrated counselling skills.
  • Completion of the research component  involves undertaking independent research and producing an individual thesis under the guidance of active researcher.
  • Graduates are eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

What to expect

The honours program builds on an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited undergraduate psychology degree and provides an opportunity for advanced study and research.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates of the fourth-year psychology course have skills that can be applied to a variety of professional areas and may choose career paths in government health services, with private psychology practices, or alternatively in a range of other disciplines including business, justice and administration.

Professional recognition

The honours program provides an APAC-accredited fourth year of training. Graduates of this course are eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Further study of either two years of supervised work experience or the completion of an appropriate higher degree (e.g. Master of Clinical Psychology or Master of Psychology - Educational and Developmental) will allow graduates to be fully accredited and able to obtain registration from the Psychology Board of Australia.

Possible careers

  • Administrator
  • Aged Services Worker
  • Aid Work Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Critical Incident or Disaster Response Manager
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Guidance Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Higher Education Worker
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Information Officer
  • Manager
  • Program Evaluator
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Servant
  • School Counsellor
  • Social Scientist
  • Youth Worker

Requirements

Course code
PY09
CRICOS code
061159E
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • 1 years full-time
Entry
  • February Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.
  • February Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year. Applicants will be notified of their application outcomes in mid-December.
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in psychology completed within the past ten years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale).

The degree must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an entry point into an honours program; e.g.Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at QUT.

Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide certification from the Australian Psychological Society stating their degree is equivalent to APAC-approved, three-year training in psychology. Please note APS advises the average processing time is 8 weeks, therefore applicants with overseas qualifications need to seek certification by no later than July.

Additional entry requirements

  • A grade of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale) for each of the APAC-accredited second and third year psychology units listed below.
  • A grade point average of at least 5.3 across all attempts of the listed APAC accredited second- and third-year psychology units listed below.
  • Successful completion of an APAC-accredited advanced statistical analysis unit at third-year level.

The required APAC-accredited second and third year psychology units at QUT are:

  • PYB202 Social and organisational psychology
  • PYB203 Developmental psychology
  • PYB204 Cognition and perception
  • PYB210 Research design and data analysis
  • PYB304 Physiological psychology
  • PYB306 Psychopathology
  • PYB309 Individual differences and assessment
  • PYB350 Advanced statistical analysis.

Similar APAC-accredited subjects are required for studies completed at another institution.

Selection process

Entry to this course is competitive as places are limited. All applications will be considered in two groups of:

  • QUT's Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) single and double degree graduates; and
  • All other applicants.

Eligible applicants are selected in order of merit based on their APAC accredited second and third year psychology units GPA.

Early closing date

Applications close on 30 September. Applications after this date will not be accepted.

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2017

This course is not open to current year 12 students. This course is open to graduates with a relevant completed degree with a suitable grade point average and honours topic. Thus no offers were made on the basis of OP.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in psychology completed within the past ten years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale).

The degree must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an entry point into an honours program; e.g.Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at QUT.

Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide certification from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) atating their degree is equivalent to the APAC-approved, three-year training in psychology. The APS advises that the average processing time is 8 weeks, therefore applicants with overseas qualifications are strongly encouraged to seek certification by no later than July.

Additional entry information

  • A grade of at least 4.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale) for each of the APAC-accredited second and third year psychology units listed below.
  • A grade point average of at least 5.3 across all attempts of the listed APAC accredited second- and third-year psychology units listed below.
  • Successful completion of an APAC-accredited advanced statistical analysis unit at third-year level.

The required APAC-accredited second and third year psychology units at QUT are:

  • PYB202 Social and organisational psychology
  • PYB203 Developmental psychology
  • PYB204 Cognition and perception
  • PYB210 Research design and data analysis
  • PYB304 Physiological psychology
  • PYB306 Psychopathology
  • PYB309 Individual differences and assessment
  • PYB350 Advanced statistical analysis

Similar APAC-accredited subjects are required for studies completed at another institution.

Selection process

Entry to this course is competitive as places are limited. All applications will be considered in two groups of QUT's Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) single and double degree graduates; and all other applicants.

Eligible applicants are selected in order of merit based on their APAC accredited second and third year psychology units GPA

Closing date

Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.  Applicants will be notified of their application outcomes in mid-December.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $7,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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