Honours in Psychology

Monash Honours in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and delivers high quality research training that enables students to register as a provisional psychologist and pursue further research and training in psychology.

Students study the theoretical and practical application of psychology through a combination of coursework units and a research thesis within the School’s research themes. Please review the handbook for detailed unit information for the following:
Core units: PSY4100, PSY4210, PSY4220, PSY4270
Elective unit: PSY4014 or PSY4215

The course is delivered on-campus at Clayton over a duration of one (1) year full-time.

Students enrolled in M3005 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) can proceed to the fourth year of study upon successful admission to the Honours program. All other students will undertake the M3708 Bachelor of Psychology Honours program as a separate standalone fourth year. The program delivery is the same regardless of the course in which you are enrolled.

Entry Requirements

A completed bachelor's degree or graduate diploma that includes the APAC accredited major of ten units in psychology. Admission to the program is competitive and determined on the basis of academic merit within the cohort of the given year.

Monash University’s William Cooper Institute encourages Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Psychology Honours program.

Monash M3005 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) applicants

Students that are currently enrolled in M3005 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) who apply for the Honours year are eligible for admission if they achieve a minimum average result of 70% across PSY3032, PSY3062, PSY3041 and PSY3051.

All other applicants (except M3005) ie: Other Monash, Non-Monash graduates

M3708 Bachelor of Psychology Honours

Students that have completed a 60-point APAC accredited major sequence in psychology, or qualification assessed as equivalent by APAC, with a minimum distinction average (75%) or above in 48 points of studies in core psychology units at level two and three.

For more information about the courses listed above, including fees, please refer to the course links.

Application Process

There is one intake period in February each year. Applications open 12pm Midday Monday 2 October 2023 and close 5pm Friday 17 November 2023 for the intake in the following year. 

Please note that a finalised official transcript is not required at the time of applying for Honours in Psychology at Monash. However, in order to be eligible for an offer, you will need to supply your finalised official transcript by 11:59pm Sunday 10, December 2023 (AEST).

For your application to be eligible, you must apply via the following two links:

Offers are issued in early January and some late round offers may be issued after this time. All applicants will receive a response by mid-February at the latest. Offers cannot be deferred.


Commonwealth Supported Places are available to domestic students. Australian citizens can defer their tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

Alternative Pathways

Equivalent fourth year in psychology can also be obtained through the following APAC accredited courses:

For more information about these alternative pathways, including fees, please refer to the course links.