Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2004).

The Honours year consists of supervised research and coursework available to suitably qualified graduates of Griffith University and other recognised tertiary institutions.

This program enables students to advance the knowledge and experience acquired at the undergraduate level and prepares them to undertake research work for continued postgraduate studies in this and other universities. It also provides first level training for those wishing to practice as psychologists in Australia.

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
1012 Bachelor of Psychological Science Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
1312 Bachelor of Psychological Science Mt Gravatt For Continuing Students Only
2004 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt Trimester 1 only
2033 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (this program) Mt Gravatt For Continuing Students Only

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Professional recognition

The Australian Psychological Society recognises graduates of this award.

As a graduate of the honours year in psychology you'll be eligible for general registration, with probationary conditions, as a psychologist in Queensland. You'll be eligible for associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

Full registration requires a further two years of approved postgraduate study or supervised on-the-job training with a registered psychologist.

The Psychology Board of Australia requires applicants for registration as a Psychologist for whom English is not the first or native language, to submit evidence to the Board of competency in both oral and written communication in English. Please contact the Psychologists Board of Australia for further information regarding requirements.

International students should be aware that an IELTS score of 7.0 is a requirement for conditional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2033)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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