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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

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Course overview

This new course will be conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) until there are graduates and at that time it will receive full accreditation.

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.
Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
12 months full time | 20 months part time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year

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 for research and professional evidence-based practice
  • Design and Analysis for Research
  • Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model
  • 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 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.

For further information please email us at admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum writing score of 19) and above; or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP).
  • 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.

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$24,396 S$25,252

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

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

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Disclaimer
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.