This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
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) which includes one 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 judgment in the design and conduct of scientific investigations 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 human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one’s own learning and practice and in collaboration with others
March, July, November
12 months full time | 20 months part time
3 trimesters per year
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
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- Completion of a bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in Psychology completed within the past 10 years; and
- A minimum of a credit average (GPA 5.0) across Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis 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.
- Successful completion of English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject.
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- 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 James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
- Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years 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.
*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.
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.
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