Courses – Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) 2018-01-30T20:13:59+00:00

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)  – BPsychSci(Hons)

For students that have completed a 3 year degree in Psychology and wish to continue along the pathway to practice psychology, ISN offers a Honours year in the form of a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons).

The Honours year consists of one year full-time, or the part-time equivalent, study undertaken as the last year (or two) of undergraduate study.

The course structure is based on two full-time semesters (each of 12 weeks’ duration). The degree comprises of six core units of which two will focus on the completion of a major research project/thesis. All students will present their final research project during a retreat at a conference facility.

Entry Requirements

A credit average  (60 – 69%) must be attained in the first 3 years of an APAC accredited psychology degree to qualify for entry to the 4th year.

Graduates of the honours degree are prepared for work in a number of settings through research, psychiatric hospitals, special schools, government, not-for-profit organisations, human resource management, market research and guidance or counselling for educational, vocational or personal problems.

Graduates of the honours program are eligible to apply for associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and those who meet the two-year supervision criteria for practice in Australia, as outlined within the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines, can apply for full registration as a psychologist. In Australia, it is a requirement to complete two years supervised psychological practice after fourth year. This can be achieved through supervised work while working full time, through completion of a two-year professional master program in psychology, or a one-year professional postgraduate program and one year of supervised psychological practice.

ISN Psychology offers a Master of Psychology (Clinical) for eligible students

Honours Handbook

Combined Degree Sequence

We offer the following combined sequence degree as a Full-Time degree only:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) & Masters of Psychology (Clinical) (year 4-6)

At ISN Psychology students can apply for entry into the sequence above. This allows for greater flexibility and an opportunity for eligible students, who continue to achieve at a high standard, to complete a full sequence of study towards registration outcomes.

Special entry requirements apply for entry into this degree sequence and to maintain enrolment. In general students need to meet the relevant entry requirements stated above in addition to a high level of academic achievement and highly rated experience. Vocational and related psychological assessment will also form part of the evaluation process for entry into the sequence degree.