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James Cook University (JCU)

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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

This course is not offered in 2020.JCU takes great pride in the quality of our research facilities and our learning spaces. We provide an education which helps you create a brighter future for life in the Tropics. There are many opportunities to engage with our teaching teams to make the most of your learning experience.You will also be able to grasp opportunities to hear leading experts presenting lectures and seminars, and to build networks that could help you when you're ready to begin your career.During your fourth year you will engage in research enabling discoveries that make a difference.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$32,280 per year / $129,120 total

About this course

The honours year of the program follows the successful completion of a three year undergraduate course, which gives you firm foundations on which to base additional studies and eventual career as a registered Psychologist or to prepare for work in sectors including health, education, forensics or business.  Some of the interesting topic areas that form the first three years of this degree include:Behavioural and Cognitive NeuroscienceBehavioural Research Design and AnalysisEnvironmental PsychologyForensic PsychologyIntercultural PsychologyMemory and CognitionPsychopathologySocial PsychologyMany of these topics can also be pursued as a research interest in your Honours year where you will complete a research thesis and a number of advanced subjects in Psychology. Additional InformationYou have a passion for improving the lives of others and showing them how to help themselves. Be empowered to make a difference through a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at JCU.Ready Today for TomorrowTake advantage of sound classroom theory taught in small class sizes by caring and experienced lecturers. Master key concepts of social psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology and behavioural and cognitive neuroscience. Develop yourself beyond the classroom with practical experience, networking opportunities and the chance to take part in research that makes a difference. Take advantage of a strong emphasis on research at one of the best universities for psychology in Australia.Gain practical experience as you study psychology at JCU's Psychology Clinic. Further enhance your position in the job market through your experience in intercultural psychology and your ability to work effectively both in a team and independently. With your Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at JCU, you can choose to work in private clinics or public hospitals, public education or law enforcement and forensics. Use your degree to succeed in fields that interest you, like human resources, urban planning, sport or even advertising.Changing Outcomes for OthersBring positive change to the lives of others through your psychology degree from JCU. Learn how to apply your critical thinking skills in a positive way to promote effective change in the behaviour and thoughts of others. Gain crucial communication skills and use them to engage in active listening and work with people in a way that makes a difference.Apply your understanding of genetics and neurobiology to human behaviour and learn how to interpret actions at individual and group levels. Use your skills to help a child understand and accept themselves, an adult overcome depression, or a government agency develop strategies for effectively reaching the public. Become equipped to help others overcome the most difficult life challenges, including:Sleep pathologiesBrain injuriesBrain rehabilitationMemory lossAddictionNeurodegenerationCognitive disordersDevelop YourselfExpand on your interest in human behaviour through research, study, and practical application. Use your trained insight to forge a successful and fulfilling career, backed by a degree conditionally accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.Throughout this degree, you will come to understand human nature and what drives specific human behaviour. Use your knowledge to help others understand the complexities of mental health or group psychology. Learn how to apply cutting-edge research to real-world issues. Open up further avenues of career development for yourself by mastering the ethical and legal aspects of psychology.Choose Your Own PathEnter the workforce immediately after graduation, or use your degree from JCU as a stepping stone to further qualification for a wider variety of fulfilling career choices as a registered psychologist. Equip yourself to work with any health professional through your honours degree in psychology from JCU. Take advantage of JCU's unique work placements to develop cross-cultural skills and work with under-served people in remote and rural areas.Where to Study PsychologyTake the next step toward a rewarding career reaching out into the lives of others. Apply for the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at JCU and make a difference in your chosen career path. Hide Additional Information

Entry requirements

As well as having studied the subjects listed in the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet necessary minimum academic entry scores and requirements.Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy. If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.

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