Courses – Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) 2018-04-19T18:22:07+00:00

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

(4th year Honours Degree)


The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is an AQF level 8  qualification and the 4th year or honours year of a psychology qualification. Prospective students are invited to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) as the next step toward a postgraduate degree in psychology (e.g., Masters or PhD), or 4 + 2 pathway to registration or to gain employment in industry that relies on a strong underpinning knowledge of psychology, research and communication skills.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is offered face-to-face at ISN Psychology’s Heidelberg campus in Melbourne, Victoria. The degree is accredited  by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Career Prospects and Pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 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 , 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

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students that have completed a three year, APAC accredited, undergraduate degree in Psychology within the last 10 years are eligible to apply for a place in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at ISN Psychology.
  • A minimum credit average (60-69%) must be attained in 2nd and 3rd year psychology units of an APAC accredited psychology degree for eligibility of entry to a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
  • In addition to submission of an application form, applicants with a credit average of 60-65% will be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.
  • Domestic students with Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency rights can apply. ISN cannot currently accept applications for international students.

Course Structure

  • The Honours year consists of one year full-time, or the part-time equivalent 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 at a conference facility.
  • For more information about the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course structure please see our Honours Handbook.

Tuition Fees

  • ISN Psychology is currently at application stage for FEE HELP assistance. In the absence of FEE HELP all tuition fees are payable upfront. Please speak to one of our friendly staff on (03) 9456 9188 for more information about payment plans.
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Honours Handbook

Semester 1

ISN401 Life Span Development and Psychopathology *

ISN402 Psychological Assessment

ISN403 Research Methods

ISN404 Research Thesis 1

*Students enrolled in the mid-year intake will complete ISN411 Contemporary Professional Psychology in their semester 1 and ISN401 Lifespan Development and Psychopathology in  their semester 2.

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.