Psychology - M3005

Explore your passion for understanding human cognition and behaviour with a Bachelor of Psychology. Our accredited psychology degree puts you at the forefront of new discoveries in cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology.

Are you curious about why we think, feel and act the way we do? Want to uncover what influences our daily decision-making? The study of human psychology is ever growing and changing. At Monash, you’ll learn from game-changing researchers who are transforming the way we think about the brain and discovering new treatments for mental illness. Throughout the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), you’ll be at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology and mental health.

Your studies will include the core sequence of units accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You’ll develop both a broad, interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology and a deep understanding of specific areas, including:
- addiction and mental health
- ageing and neurodegeneration
- brain injury and rehabilitation
- neurodevelopment
- psychopathology
- sleep and circadian rhythms

You'll also have a chance to put your research and professional skills into practice, with internship opportunities in clinical, community, industry and research settings, or by taking part in supervised research projects.

Professional recognition

The Monash Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Career opportunities

Studying psychology opens the door to a range of rewarding careers where you can make a difference to someone’s life. You’ll also develop a range of transferable skills – like critical thinking, interpersonal communication and problem-solving – which can be utilised in many roles.

Our graduates have also worked in recruitment and human resources, public relations and consumer marketing, child protection and youth work, data analysis and policy - just to name a few. With additional study, you could pursue a career as a clinical or professional psychologist, or explore psychological research.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 7 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.
Qualification
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Course Handbook

Cognitive Disorders

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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

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

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

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

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8500

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Scholarships

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 fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Scholarships

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 fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.