Students complete a research thesis in a chosen area of specialisation. Graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists must complete, in addition to this course two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited Master's degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, graduates will be able to:
Integrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology;
Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases in the core areas of psychology. Review and reflect on the methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigation to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence.
Apply advanced English language, and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences;
Adapt and apply research skills and psychological understanding,including where appropriate knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate complex human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one’s own learning and practice and in collaboration with others.
Completion of a bachelor degree that includes an APAC approved three-year sequence in Psychology; and
A minimum of a credit average (GPA 5.0) across Describing and Analysing Behaviour and Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour, and a minimum of a distinction average (GPA 6.0) across 5 psychology subjects at level 3, including Psychological Research Methods and Interpretation.
Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.
International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.
Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.
Registered graduates have gained employment in various sectors including but not limited to the following: Schools, Private practice, Queensland Health, Relationships Australia, Drug and alcohol services, Commonwealth rehabilitation services, Hospitals, Counselling services, Correctional Services, Child safety.
Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.
James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also
requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration.
James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.
For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.