Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Campus
Townsville, Cairns, Singapore
Start dates
February, July
Duration
4 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus

How to apply


Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (311561) - Apply now
Cairns (321561) - Apply now

OP Score/Rank is representative of 2016 entry requirements and is therefore indicative only. Entry scores for 2017 will be finalised in the major offer round.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: From Perception to Reality

PY1103:03 Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think About Weird Things

PY1106:03 Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating

Level 2

PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

PY2111:03 Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance

PY2112:03 Memory and Cognition

PY2101:03 Psychological Neuroscience

PY2106:03 Through the Looking Glass: Development Across the Lifespan

Level 3

PY3101:03 Psychological Research Methods and Interpretation

PY3102:03 Social Psychology in Everyday Life

PY3103:03 Mining the Mind: Psychopathology

PY3107:03 Psychological Assessment in Action

PY3108:03 Personality Psychology: Decoding the Mysteries of Humans

Level 4

PY4104:06 Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4105:06 Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4112:03 Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice

PY4113:03 Design and Analysis for Research

PY4114:03 Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner model

PY4115:03 Psychology: Now and the Future

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects from List 2

List 1

PY2104:03 Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

PY2109:03 The World Around Us: Environmental Psychology

PY2018:03 Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication

PY2110:03 Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology

List 2

PY3111:03 Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication

PY3104:03 Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments

PY3109:03 Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3106:03 Historical Narratives: Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3105:03 Working it: Psychology in the workforce

PY3110:03 Sensing and interpreting the world: a psychological perspective

Pathway into course

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. The course is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects. Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit, for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au, if you have any questions or call Anne Chatelain (07) 47815740 in Townsville or Gabi Newman (07) 4232 1155 in Cairns.

Handbook

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Course code

116009

Course type

HON – Bachelor with Honours (AQF level 8)

Professional accreditation status

TBA

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course prerequisites

English

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Post admission
requirements

A candidate admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at this university will be permitted to continue to the fourth year of study if that candidate has obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum of a Distinction average (75%) across 15 CPs of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in   major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical   developments, in the core areas of psychology
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence   bases underpinning professional practice to identify and provide solutions to   complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Review and reflect on the ethics and efficacy of professional   practice, interventions and interactions
  • Exercise high-level judgement, critical thinking and initiative to   identify and solve complex problems and make informed decisions and plan   ongoing professional learning in research and/or professional practice   contexts
  • Apply advanced English language and technological and numeracy skills   to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and   research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Adapt and apply research skills and psychological understanding,   including where appropriate knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate   complex human behaviour with some independence
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one's own learning   and practice in collaboration with others
  • Apply knowledge and skills of research principles, methods and ethics   to plan and execute a piece of research and scholarship with some   independence

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: From Perception to Reality

PY1103:03 Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think About Weird Things

PY1106:03 Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating

Level 2

PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

PY2111:03 Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance

PY2112:03 Memory and Cognition

PY2101:03 Psychological Neuroscience

PY2106:03 Through the Looking Glass: Development Across the Lifespan

Level 3

PY3101:03 Psychological Research Methods and Interpretation

PY3102:03 Social Psychology in Everyday Life

PY3103:03 Mining the Mind: Psychopathology

PY3107:03 Psychological Assessment in Action

PY3108:03 Personality Psychology: Decoding the Mysteries of Humans

Level 4

PY4104:06 Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4105:06 Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4112:03 Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice

PY4113:03 Design and Analysis for Research

PY4114:03 Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner model

PY4115:03 Psychology: Now and the Future

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects from List 2

List 1

PY2104:03 Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

PY2109:03 The World Around Us: Environmental Psychology

PY2018:03 Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication

PY2110:03 Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology

List 2

PY3111:03 Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication

PY3104:03 Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments

PY3109:03 Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3106:03 Historical Narratives: Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3105:03 Working it: Psychology in the workforce

PY3110:03 Sensing and interpreting the world: a psychological perspective

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full time or equivalent part time.

Maximum time to complete

9 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 requirements before attempting any level 2 subjects.

Must successfully complete 50% (12 credit points) of level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject.

Must successfully complete the first three years (72 credit points) before proceeding to level 4.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

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 Master’s degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)) with one further year of supervised practice.

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Honours grade

The grade of Honours (I, IIA, IIB, III) will be determined by the relevant College Examiner’s meeting after a student has completed the credit point requirements for their degree, by consideration of both the Grade Point Average earned by the student in the level four research components of the program and the Grade Point Average achieved by the student over all four, level four course work subjects.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BPsych(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 72 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.