Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

VU course code: ABPC | CRICOS: 077996C | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years
In person

Tuition: per semester AU$16,700

Footscray Park
29 July 2024


Understand the human mind and the science of personality with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Victoria University (VU).

Learn about human behaviour, motivation and relationships in this psychology degree. Prepare to apply for registration as a provisional psychologist and take up further career and postgraduate study options.

You’ll spend the first three years of the program focusing on psychology and social research methods. This includes a work placement during your third year, in which you’ll gain practical experience in a professional setting.

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students will be required to complete 384 credit points, consisting of:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core First Year studies;
  • 216 credit points (equivalent to 18 units) of Core Psychology studies;
  • 2 x 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Core Thesis studies; and
  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Psychology Elective studies.

In order to be eligible to advance to the fourth (Honours) year of the course, students must achieve the stringent academic admission criteria that are required for Honours programs in Psychology. A minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% across all core third year psychology units is required.

Students who have successfully completed the first three years of study but have not met the academic admission requirements for the Honours year will be eligible to apply to graduate with a Bachelor of Psychological Studies.


Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




The number of jobs for psychologists is expected to grow strongly over the next five years as more people are reaching out to psychologists and counsellors.

Once you graduate from VU’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), you can apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and find employment in:

  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources.

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

Alternatively, you may choose to continue on to further study to qualify as a teacher or social worker. 


Our Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).

Work towards becoming a clinical psychologist