Course type: Honours
Course length (full-time equivalent): 4 years
Location: On campus
FISC Foundation: 6.8, A Levels: 10, IB Diploma: 29, Gao Kao: Tier 1
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
- 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.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
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 Psychological Society requires an Honours degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate qualification.
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, 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
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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
Refer to credit transfer for further information.
Further study options
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)
- Masters (Research)
- PhD (Research)
Psychology & Social Work (PDF 678KB)
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