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Honours subject area

Please note: the information on this page is relevant ONLY to students that commenced their undergraduate degree prior to 2018. If you commenced your undergraduate degree from 2018 onwards, please visit the relevant psychology honours page.

For more on how to apply, please read the information for  Psychology on our Honours in Science page.

Psychology allows you to scientifically study the many aspects of human behaviour. It is a diverse discipline which is concerned with the way we behave in groups as well as individual behaviour patterns; it is concerned with the way we act as well as the way we think, and it looks at our interaction with the physical world as well as our interaction with others. You can explore various sub-disciplines in psychology, such as personality theory, neuroscience, social psychology, applied psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive processes, human development, learning and motivation, perception and mental abilities, and more.

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About honours

The psychology honours course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and will enable you to apply for postgraduate study and conditional registration with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board. You will be qualified to apply for full registration after supervision requirements have been met following the course. The honours year in psychology is a year in which you will, for the first time, take intellectual leadership of a major research undertaking. There is currently a quota of about 80 places in the psychology honours year. Entry is competitive and based on academic merit.

For more information about honours in Psychology please read the information for Psychology on our Honours in Science page.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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