Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is for students wanting to specialise in psychology in their third year before conducting a major research project in their Honours year, preparing you for a postgraduate qualification in psychology. The degree incorporates the same comprehensive overview of psychology as the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), plus extensive training on the design, data and analysis techniques used in psychological science.

ANU is ranked the best university in Australia1. The small class sizes at ANU will give you unfettered access to your psychology lecturers, many of whom have written the textbooks you’re using, and draw upon their active research in your classes. You’ll also hear from guest speakers who are practitioners in both clinical and organisational psychology so you can put theory into practice.

You can add to this experience with an internship at an organisation relevant to your studies or at one of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, as part of your degree.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) prepares you for postgraduate study, leading to a career in clinical practice or academic research. As a psychologist, your options for specialisation are diverse and include clinical, organisational, health, community, counselling and educational/developmental psychology.

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.

Psychology is also an excellent preparation for broader graduate employment. Psychology graduates gain analytical, quantitative, report writing and communication skills that are focused on the issues and problems confronting human beings.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018

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