This course is designed to allow well-qualified graduates to extend their studies in the areas of Psychology or Sociology, either to improve their career prospects or to proceed to higher degree studies. Completion of the degree to the standard of Honours Class II Division 2 or better is the normal mode of entry to the research degree of Master of Arts with Honours. Completion to the standard of Honours Class II Division 1 or better is the normal mode of entry to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Graduates of honours in psychology are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and provisional registration to practise as a psychologist and for admission to the professional Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree.
Please note that Honours in Psychology is only available in Trimester 1.
Entry to Masters level or Doctoral level research programs depends upon level of attainment. Graduates of honours in psychology are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society and provisional registration as a psychologist and for admission to the professional Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Examples of other careers outside academia include positions in a wide range of public and private sector organisations, including roles as policy advisers, planning and research officers for state/federal government, market and social researchers, personnel officers and human resource management.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 12680 Year (National)
- EUR 12680 Year (International)
Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
1. To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points comprising:
(i) an advanced course work component to the value of 24 credit points in the relevant subject; and (ii) a dissertation component to the value of 24 credit points in the relevant subject.
2. A candidate shall complete a final honours course and pass the examination in either Psychology or Sociology.
3. Each Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) candidate is required to spend periods in face-to-face consultation with his or her supervisor(s). The nature and extent of such consultation will be determined by the supervisors and head of school after consultation with the candidate prior to commencement of each year of candidature.
4. A candidate may not enrol concurrently for other units at this University or at another institution, except that, upon the recommendation of the course coordinator the head of school may grant permission to do so.
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours.
Classes of Honours
There shall be three classes of honours, namely Class I, Class II, and Class III. Class II shall have two divisions. There shall be no re-examination.
An exceptionally distinguished candidate who has been awarded First Class Honours may be awarded a University Medal.
An honours graduate who subsequently satisfies the honours requirements of another subject shall be granted a Certificate of Honours in that subject.
Examination of Dissertation
1. The dissertation will be assessed by at least two examiners.
2. The examiners may be internal or external to The University of New England at the discretion of the head of school.
3. The final class of honours will be determined on the basis of marks awarded for both dissertation and course work.
4. A dissertation will not be examined by a candidate's supervisor, but the supervisor should be consulted in the determination of the final result.
Suspensions and Extensions
The school may grant an extension or suspension of candidature, or a combination of both, to full-time candidates for up to six months or to part-time candidates for up to 12 months as follows:
(a) to compensate by way of extension of candidature, a candidate for time lost by ill-health or unforeseeable and unavoidable difficulties; or (b) to compensate by way of suspension of candidature, a candidate who produces evidence that he/she shall not be in a position to pursue work towards the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
1. Admission to candidature shall be determined by the head of school on the recommendation of the course coordinator.
2. Except as provided in Rule 3., a candidate for admission to the final honours course shall have:
(a) satisfied all requirements for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Social Science in The University of New England; and
(b) passed units to the value of at least 60 credit points in the subject in which the candidate wishes to proceed; and
(c) attained at least Distinction standard in at least 18 credit points at 300 level in the subject in which the candidate wishes to proceed; and
(d) fulfilled any additional requirements prescribed and published by the subject or subjects concerned and approved by the school.
3. With the approval of the head of school on the recommendation of the course coordinator, a person who has fulfilled the requirements for a degree or other qualification of equivalent standing of a university or other institution recognised by the school for this purpose and who meets requirements considered to be equivalent to those specified in Rule 2. may be admitted to the final honours course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Social Science with Honours.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.