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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Understand human behaviour, motivation and relationships. Choose VU’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to study the human mind and the science of personality.

You’ll spend the first three years of the program focusing on psychology and social research methods, and will undertake a minor in an arts specialisation.

In the fourth (Honours) year, you’ll pursue advanced studies in quantitative and qualitative social research methods, professional practice units and a research thesis.

You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of human emotion and behaviour to understand why we think and behave in the way we do – and why this differs from one individual to the next.

On completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), you’ll be able to apply for registration as a Provisional Psychologist and take up further career and post-graduate study options.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of VU’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) can apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and can find employment in:

  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources.

Some of our graduates undertake further study to qualify as teachers or social workers.

If you’d like to become a fully-registered psychologist, you’ll need further training at the Masters and Doctoral level.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

Indian School Certificate (issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 65% average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language).

All India Senior School (issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education)

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 65% average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language). 

Higher Secondary Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate from State Board

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 70% Average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language). Qualifications are assessed on an individual basis.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than:
    > Listening: 12
    > Speaking: 18
    > Reading: 15
    > Writing: 21
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

In some cases we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed above.