Decode the puzzle of the human brain with the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). This degree will allow you to explore both the research and applied components of psychology, with the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest when completing Honours in your fourth year.
This program is suited to those who intend to complete a postgraduate qualification in psychology and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.
A fourth year of study that is a continuation of an undergraduate degree focused on a research project
Identify a supervisor and an area of research
Full-time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training
Honours extends the knowledge and skills developed during the Bachelor degree and provides a solid foundation in the practice of research suitable for entry to a broad range of careers, a Master of Clinical Psychology or to a PhD.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four degree program listed with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. It is designed for those students who are seeking a direct pathway into Honours. The degree offers concentrated study in psychology for students who want a thorough exploration of the discipline and the opportunity for specialisation in their third year before conducting a major research project in the Honours year. It includes courses in the major substantive areas of psychology, together with comprehensive training in the research design and data analysis techniques used in psychological science.
Professor Platow specialises in social and community psychology. He has been recognised for his teaching excellence at ANU with multiple teaching awards.
Professor Katherine Reynolds, First year course convener
Kate is Professor of Psychology at the Australian National University. Her areas of expertise are social and organisational psychology and she has experience in key areas of academic life (e.g. leading collaborative research projects, publications, competitive grants, co-ordinating/lecturing courses from 1st year to Master, supervising/mentoring HDR students & ECRs).
Dr Boris Bizumic, Honours program convener
Boris's research interests include ethnocentrism, prejudice, personality, narcissism, attitudes, authoritarianism, groups, cross-cultural research, psychometrics, and scale development.
Bachelor of Psychology careers
Psychological science is an exciting career option with employment opportunities in the private and public sector as well as in universities. Psychological science can involve designing interventions to solve human problems and researching how people function in different environments.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
Fees & scholarships
Tuition fees: Tuition fees
Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.
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