Psychology - M3005

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is designed for those with a passion for understanding human cognition and behaviour. It provides you with a comprehensive education in human psychology – from normal to abnormal psychology and from the genetic/molecular level to the individual and group behavioural level.

The study of human psychology is ever-growing and changing, and our program provides you with up-to-date thinking on our understanding of the human brain, thought and behaviour. The knowledge gained in this course will give you the foundations to make your own new and exciting scientific discoveries, help to promote mental health and to influence how those in the community think about mental health and the workings of the human brain and mind.

During your studies you will gain broad, interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology and a deep understanding of specific areas, including the following:

  • addiction
  • brain injury and rehabilitation
  • memory and consciousness
  • neurodevelopment
  • neurodegeneration
  • psychopathology
  • sleep and circadian rhythms and how they influence cognition and mental health

Required study includes the core sequence of units accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and neuroscience-related units designed to give you a deep understanding of the biological basis of human cognition and behaviour. Through a focus on neuroscience, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of brain function and dysfunction. This will provide an exceptional foundation for future research in the cognitive neurosciences and clinical psychology.

Your lecturers are active researchers, many of whom are world leaders in their fields. You will be exposed to cutting-edge research, often not yet seen in textbooks, giving you the very latest information on neuroscience, psychology and mental-health treatment.

Many opportunities exist for our graduates, including academic and industry research, teaching, clinical neuropsychology and many other related careers. You could also undertake further steps to qualify to practise as a professional psychologist or pursue work as a researcher participating in the revolution taking place in psychology, thanks to unparalleled advances in molecular genetics, developmental cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology and brain imaging.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July*) *Only available for International Students. Second semester intake requires students to undertake a summer semester during their first year of studies.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Course Handbook

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“Monash has a great range of research laboratories providing internship opportunities for psychology students. My internship allowed me to work with very experienced researchers and aspiring PhD students. It is an amazing feeling to know that you are helping others lead the way with new and ground-breaking discoveries.” Luis

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course develops through three themes of psychology fundamentals and foundational skills, research methods and critical thinking and psychology in practice and society, that together underpin the discipline of psychology.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC


For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M3005

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.