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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This program is designed for students looking to undertake comprehensive studies in psychology, including the study of developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological and abnormal psychology – as well as study in research methods and report writing. Courses examine areas including child development, neuroscience, learning and cognition, social and organisational psychology, psychological assessment, psychological research methods and evaluation of research. With a range of psychology electives to choose from, students will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of psychology while gaining exposure to a variety of specialisations. For more information, visit Bachelor of Psychological Science at UQ.

Note

This program meets undergraduate requirements for professional registration when combined with two years’ supervised experience as a psychologist.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
88.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.75

93.45

84.50

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

94.65

88.05

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

171

<5*

<5*

216

0

0

N/P#

437

Percentage of all students

39.1%

<5*

<5*

49.4%

0.0%

0.0%

N/P#

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, as well as associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Further training is required for general registration as a psychologist. With full registration, pursue careers in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, organisational psychology, educational and developmental psychology, sports and exercise psychology, and counselling. Broader career options include human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, relationship counselling, residential care, family and social services, public and private sector management, marketing, advertising and market research, disability support services, aged care, juvenile justice and corrective services.

Membership

Australian Psychological Society.

Course Code
757001
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$7990 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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