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Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1

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The information on this page is indicative of our course offerings for 2022. Information about our 2022 offerings will be updated in August 2021.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, BPsychSc(Hons), provides students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Psychological Science or Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree with sufficient merit, the opportunity to complete an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fourth year program in Psychology.

The BPsychSc(Hons) program provides training in research, advanced theoretical topics and an introduction to professional training and is identical to that offered in the BA(Hons), BSc(Hons) and the fourth year of the BPsych(Hons). It is the pathway to postgraduate training and research for BPsychSc graduates.

The BPsychSc(Hons) is normally undertaken by full-time study. Part-time enrolments require prospective approval from the Division of Psychology.

The main objectives of the fourth year psychology program are to provide for the completion of an integrated and comprehensive education in the discipline of psychology, to permit advanced level study in a range of areas, and to develop competence in conducting research. It seeks to provide academic preparation of students in the scientist/practitioner model and equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required for roles as provisionally registered psychologists and as a basis for further postgraduate study in professional training programs or in research.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

Career outcomes

There are many career pathways available for students who have completed an Honours degree in psychology, including:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and market research
  • Employment and training services
  • Teaching
  • Community health and welfare
  • Health services support e.g. drug and alcohol, cancer, disability, rehabilitation
  • Probation and parole services
  • Aged, family and child services
  • Policy and panning
  • Counselling

If you aim to become a registered psychologist, there are three options open to you after completing an APAC accredited Honours degree in psychology:

Option 1: 4 + 2 Internship Pathway

Option 2: 5 + 1 Internship Pathway e.g. Master of Professional Psychology

Option 3: APAC-accredited postgraduate professional psychology degree e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)

For further information about these options refer to the Australian Psychological Society.

Postgraduate study

In addition to the above, if you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Course structure

Entry requirements

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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