Degree & Masters Courses & Study in Singapore Courses Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Course overview

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists must complete an accredited Masters degree (e.g., Master of Professional Psychology, with one further year of supervised practice or a Master of Psychology [Clinical]). Please refer to the Pathways to Registration as a Psychologist on the APAC website for more information.

Trimester: January*, May, September
Carousel/Block**: N.A
12 months full-time / 20 months part-time (Commencing in Trimester)
Study Mode
On campus

*In 2024, the intake will commence in February
**Carousel/Block intakes are for commencing students only, subsequently, students will progress with the trimester.


Course Structure

3 subjects per Trimester

Study Program

Students are required to complete 6 core subjects (24 credit points) based on availability and scheduling.

  • Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2
  • Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2
  • Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Design and Analysis for Professional Psychology
  • Assessment in Psychology
  • Psychology: Now and the Future

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three year sequence in psychology or Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved bridging degree that achieves foundational competencies – both completed within the past 10 years; and a minimum program GPA of 5.5 or equivalent.

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English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); or
  • Satisfactory completion of relevant level/s of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis in accordance to JCU admissions guidelines

Attendance Requirements

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.

Career Outcomes

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.

Tuition Fees

Domestic** International
S$27,304.50 S$28,176.50

**Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass).


  • All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
  • The details of the instalment breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

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:

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.