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Field of Study


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Build on your knowledge of how people behave, think and feel by examining brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development, social behaviour and the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviour.

You'll complete a combination of compulsory courses, focusing on specialised areas of psychology and preparing you for academic research.

A year-long honours research thesis is the major component of this program. Choose between an individual or team project, in which you will develop a relevant topic, apply methodologies and present your written conclusions.

Honours in psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. For more information on becoming a registered psychologist, visit the School of Psychology website.

This field of study is only available for Semester 1 entry.


32 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2022

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:

  • Behavioural psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Child and adolescent psychologist
  • Employee assistance program psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Family therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Careers counsellor
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Crisis counsellor

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Psychological Research Methodology IV
  • The Scientist-Practitioner Model
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology

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