An Honours degree allows students to pursue those aspects of psychology which most interest them. With this qualification, students develop their research and writing skills and are better equipped to pursue employment or higher degrees, such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Master of Psychology (Clinical) (MPsych(Clin)), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The Honours year prepares students for securing future research and career pathways. Bachelor of Psychology students complete the honours year as part of their 4 year degree provided they meet the entry criteria. Students that have completed a 3 year APAC accredited sequence may also be eligible to apply for a 4th year APAC accredited program in psychology. This is undertaken through the Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
Students who successfully complete Honours will be able to demonstrate:
- a highly developed capacity to read, understand and evaluate a large body of scientific literature;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- an ability to write effectively using a variety of appropriate styles;
- mastery of specific field, analytical, and data collection and processing techniques;
- higher order thinking skills involving the identification of research problems, selection of research techniques, evaluation of a variety of data forms and critical analysis;
- a capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving.
For further information about undertaking the Honours program in Psychology, please contact the Honours Coordinator.