Undergraduate major

Psychology

This is an additional year of study designed to further the knowledge you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate Psychology course.

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BH-PSYS

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Overview

This honours course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of psychology and help you to develop your ability in conducting independent research.

A major focus of the course is on designing, conducting, interpreting, and communicating research, and you will have the opportunity to carry out an original empirical study. You will work in conjunction with a supervisor in negotiating a research topic and produce a thesis and a poster for a research conference. This represents more than half of the year’s work.

In advanced coursework units, you will develop a balanced view of the theoretical and practical issues involved in applying psychology to professional practice and societal needs.

This course is recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). On completion, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Upon successful completion of an Honours qualification, you will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. Registered psychologists are employed in the health, education, and justice systems, as well as areas such as human resource management.

On completion, you will also be eligible to progress to a Masters degree, including the Master of Applied Psychology Professional, Clinical, or Organisational, leading to a career in the specialised field.

Honours can also serve as a first step towards a career in research. An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to a higher research degree, such as the PhD.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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