Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full time or 8 years part time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Clinical Psychologist | Disability services | Psychology and the law | Community psychology | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

If you've got a desire to learn about the human mind and why we do what we do, an interest in helping others and a passion for research, a career in psychology could be for you!

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Western Sydney University will equip you with marketable skills for an exciting and well-compensated career and serve as a solid basis for further study to become a psychologist. 

Taught by some of the most respected experts in the field, this degree combines evidence-based biological, cognitive, neurological, social, developmental, and personality theory with statistical expertise and practical experience. This degree is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Plus, gain practical experience in WSU's cutting-edge social work skills and psychology testing labs. Study on-campus in Parramatta, Penrith or Bankstown and gain access to their new, state-of-the-art, $30 million Science and Psychology building. 

You'll graduate with specialist psychological and research skills to explore the different areas of interest the field of psychology has to offer. Promising and in-demand career options await graduates of this degree.

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  • What You'll Need to Get In


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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this Psychology course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core units:

    • Psychology: Human Behaviour
    • Psychology: Behavioural Science
    • Experimental Design and Analysis
    • Brain and Behaviour
    • Perception
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Human Learning
    • Social Psychology
    • Advanced Research Methods
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Cognitive Processes

    Sub-Majors (Choose 40 credit points):

    • Behaviour and Environment
    • Health Psychology
    • History and Philosophy of Psychology
    • Introduction to Logical Thinking
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Mental Health Workforce Training
    • Personality
    • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Resilience and Wellbeing
    • Psychology and the Online World
    • Psychology, Crime and Law
    • Psychology of Language
    • The Individual in Society
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Western Sydney University. 

Western's Psychology program is ranked in the top 150 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and fully accredited with the Australian Psychology Council.

Equipped with this qualification, a range of career options in the area of psychology and research will be a possibility or you can choose to further your study in the field. Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and become an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.


Wondering where a career in psychology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include;

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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