Honours in Psychology

Honours in Psychology has been awarded Accreditation without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth year of psychology. This Honours specialisation includes a substantial research component which continues the research preparation from the earlier undergraduate years and prepares students for entry into the PhD and accredited master's degrees with a research component.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) critique a spectrum of theoretical orientations, empirical approaches, and scientific results associated with a wide variety of major areas and issues relating to modern psychology; (2) critique principles and applications of contemporary psychological measurement for clinical psychological and clinical neuropsychological case presentations and disorders; (3) critique principles and applications of science-informed treatment strategies for clinical psychological and clinical neuropsychological case presentations and disorders; (4) identify and explain pertinent multi-cultural considerations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, in the application of psychology in an empathically responsive manner; (5) analyse complex data sets by using a variety of advanced statistical techniques; (6) undertake a research project in psychology, including the formulation of research questions, designing a study, analysing data to test the research questions, interpreting findings, and writing a research report; and (7) communicate research and research practice in an informative, interesting and sensitive manner to both diverse and expert audiences across multiple modalities – written, orally, and online.

Entry requirements: (1) (a) Completed a double major in Psychology, or both the Psychological Science and Psychology in Society majors, or equivalent and (b) achieved the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 psychology units.
(2) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under (1) (b) for the intake quota for that year.
(3) Students in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) are exempt from (2).
(4) Entry via an Indigenous pathway - Indigenous applicants who score at or above 70% in the Level 3 psychology units will be granted entry to the program and are exempt from (2).

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours in Psychology can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2PSYC4410Psychological Research Communication Skills
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) PSYC4422 Psychology Honours Research Project Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2PSYC4413Psychological Research and Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1PSYC4416Psychological Research and Theory
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1PSYC4418Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1PSYC4421Psychology Honours Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2PSYC4422Psychology Honours Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-PSYCH Psychology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) PSYC4421 Psychology Honours Research Project Part 1
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in One Unit(s) PSYC4410 Psychological Research Communication Skills
Incompatibility:
Nil