Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length (full-time equivalent): 4 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 92.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Not applicable
Not applicable
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.8, A Levels: 10, IB Diploma: 29, Gao Kao: Tier 1
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) provides high-level training in both academic and professional areas and is one of a few in Australia designed to maximise the proportion of Psychology topics that can be studied, while also providing a variety of elective options.

In the first 3 years, two thirds of your program will be in Psychology or related areas, with the remainder selected from other areas of the University. Psychology topics include interviewing, counselling, psychological assessment and professional practice. 

Placement opportunities that provide practical experience in psychological settings are also provided. Few other psychology courses in Australia offer these opportunities in the first 3 years.

The compulsory Honours Year consists entirely of studies in Psychology, including a major thesis. Entry to the Honours year is conditional upon meeting minimum requirements in the first three years. 

If you choose not to continue with the Honours Year, you may apply to graduate with the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology).

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) was created to prepare graduates to work as professional psychologists in clinical, educational, organisational and academic settings.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the science of the mind; the systematic study of behaviour. 

Psychologists are interested in how we learn, think and interact with others, what motivates our actions and the role personality and individual differences plays in our behaviour.

Why study Psychology at Flinders?

  • Our School of Psychology is one of the most respected in its field in Australia. Our achievements in teaching and research have been formally recognised as outstanding in a number of internal and external reviews over the past decade.
  • Our School's strengths are broadly located in the areas of:
    • applied cognitive psychology
    • clinical/health psychology
    • development across the lifespan
    • social psychology
    • psychophysiology/neuroscience. 
  • Our concentration of internationally renowned researchers in fundamental areas of human cognition address issues as diverse as autism, brain function, decision making, eating disorders, eyewitness memory, human adaptation throughout the lifespan, social justice, trauma reactions and sleep disorders. 
  • We actively support the teaching of psychology in high schools by running workshops and seminars for students and teachers, a continuing education program for teachers, and free online learning tools.

Professional recognition/membership

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

In addition, to register to practice in South Australia following the completion of the degree, students must complete either two years of supervised experience or an approved qualification such as the Master of Psychology. 

Full membership of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council requires an Honours degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate qualification.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for this undergraduate course through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), and higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214321
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $7,285

International students
CRICOS code: 017912J
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $27,700
2019: $29,900




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Psychology (PDF 2MB)

International students

International course guides