Bachelor of Psychology with Honours (Graduate)

Course Code





Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Category type

HON – Bachelor with Honours

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Has obtained:

  • a minimum of 72 credit points by successful completion of the level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Psychology and provided that the candidate has obtained a minimum of a credit average (65%) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum of a distinction average (75%) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101;

  • or equivalent.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional entry requirements

Entry into the honours degree is on invitation by the Head of School

Closing date

Last working day of October

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

PY4104:06  Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4105:06  Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4108:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2

PY4109:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2









Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 Years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements

This course is currently seeking accreditation from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).  If approved, graduates will be eligible for provisional registration with the Australian Psychological Society (APS).  Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

0 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

This is a joint degree


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable