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Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BPsySt(Hons)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1860.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101966


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 1504.6 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology

The Honours year in psychology is a separate award which permits Western Sydney University graduates to take a challenging fourth-year of undergraduate study by coursework and research. Entry into the School’s APAC-accredited Honours 4th year program in psychology is limited to students who have completed an approved accredited three year undergraduate sequence in psychology or the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies (an approved accredited bridging sequence) at Western Sydney University in the last 10 years. In addition, students must have obtained an Average Admission Mark of 70+ in the Western Sydney University grading system in Level 2 and 3 units with a majority of Credit or higher grades in Level 2 and 3 psychology units.

Entry into Honours may be restricted by supervisory capacity. Eligible students are selected in order of merit based on their Average Admission Mark in Level 2 and 3 units.

This one year, 80 credit point, HECS-based Honours program comprises a 30 credit point research thesis and 50 credit points of course work. The award is offered on Bankstown Campus. For those students who meet entry requirements, this award provides an accredited Honours fourth-year of study enabling registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Students who completed their three year undergraduate sequence at an institution other than Western Sydney University are eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

For advice, prospective students and current students should contact the Psychology Honours/Fourth Year Academic Course Advisor.

Psychology-Year4-ACA@westernsydney.edu.au

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdvicePsychology-Year4-ACA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a fourth year sequence of study in psychology.

Admission

Entry into the School’s APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) is limited to students who have completed the following courses at Western Sydney University in the last 10 years.

  • Bachelor of Psychological Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Key Program in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws with a Key Program in Psychology

In addition, students must have obtained an Average Admission Mark of 70+ in Level 2 and 3, including Credit or higher grade in the majority of Level 2 and 3 psychology units.

Entry into Honours is restricted by supervisory capacity. Limited places are available in this course and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee entry. Eligible students are selected in order of merit based on their Average Admission Mark in Level 2 and 3 units. There is no provision for deferring an offer of a place.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made direct to Western Sydney University via the link below. Applications close 31 October in the year preceding course commencement. Late applications will not be accepted.

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Please note: Students must enrol in 102528 Psychology Research Thesis and 100983 Research Methods Seminar in both 1H and 2H sessions.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

1H session

100983Research Methods Seminar
102528Psychology Research Thesis

Autumn session

101541Advanced Topics in Psychology
101247Counselling and Consultation

2H session

100983Research Methods Seminar
102528Psychology Research Thesis

Spring session

101420Theory and Practice of Psychological Assessment and Intervention

Part-time

Year 1

1H session

100983Research Methods Seminar

Autumn session

101247Counselling and Consultation

2H session

100983Research Methods Seminar

Spring session

101420Theory and Practice of Psychological Assessment and Intervention

Year 2

1H session

102528Psychology Research Thesis

Autumn session

101541Advanced Topics in Psychology

2H session

102528Psychology Research Thesis


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