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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Explore the fascinating world of the mind and take the first step towards a professional career as a psychologist.

In the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program, you’ll undertake comprehensive studies in psychology, including the study of neurodevelopmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological and abnormal psychology.

Psychology prepares you for a range of exciting careers that require superior problem-solving, critical thinking and understanding of human behaviour. You may pursue work in areas such as human resource management, mental health and disabilities services, youth work, family and social services, market research and advertising, or statistical research.

Your psychology degree will also prepare you for further study, leading to a career in areas such as occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, counselling and more.

If you’re contemplating a career as a psychologist, this program will build the perfect foundation and provide important skills so you can progress to further study. To gain full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, you will need to complete postgraduate studies in psychology.

Program highlights

  • Complete foundation studies in psychological theory, research and practice.
  • Examine areas such as child development, neuroscience, learning and cognition, social and organisational psychology, psychological assessment, psychological research methods and evaluation of research.
  • Push the boundaries of knowledge and develop high-level skills in communication, research design, critical and analytical thinking, and project management when you complete an honours-level research project in your final year.
  • Understand the ways people behave, think and feel, and gain important skills so you can progress to further study or enter the workforce with confidence.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


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

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Organisational psychologist
  • Geropsychologist
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Child and youth counsellor
  • Relationship counsellor
  • Family counsellor
  • Disability support worker

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

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