If your calling is to make a significant difference to the lives of others through pursuing a career in psychology, you will need to start your journey by undertaking an accredited undergraduate course in psychology.
At Monash University, the psychology major accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) is designed for students who wish to study psychology intensively with a view to pursuing a career as a researcher or professional psychologist. Students study the core areas of the scientific discipline of psychology, as well as being able to pursue their individual interests in a range of areas relating to the application of psychology.
Our flagship Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) course includes the core sequence of ten units accredited by APAC as well as neuroscience-related units designed to give students a deep understanding of the biological basis of human cognition and behaviour.
Other APAC-accredited courses at Monash are:
Here, students can complete the APAC accredited core sequence of ten units together with studies from the arts or science disciplines. Students must satisfy the entry requirements for the either course they apply for.
For more detailed course information and how to apply, please click on the course codes.
Graduate pathways with Monash Online
If you have previously completed a degree in another discipline and now wish to pursue a graduate level qualification in psychology, then our Graduate Diploma in Psychology is for you. The GDP is an online APAC accredited course that offers graduates of other disciplines a major in psychology. Here, students have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative community of online learners, enhanced by a dedicated instructor through video, audio, and other virtual learning tools.
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced (GDPA) provides the fourth year equivilant to honours and is suitable for students who have completed any of our undergraduate courses mentioned above, including the GDP. The GDPA is a flexible and fully online APAC accredited course that offers students the qualification necessary to undertake specialised professional postgraduate training in psychology, such as a Clinical Doctorate. This course also offers students eligibility to register as a Provisional Psychologist, and enter a two year internship program via the Psychology Board of Australia, which culminates in General Registration as a Psychologist. On the GDPA, students will gain an understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research, develop their analytic, research and communication skills, and acquire advanced knowledge in specific areas of the science and practice of psychology, through both research and coursework. They will be part of a collaborative community of online learners, and will take part in a learning environment that that offers dedicated support and the latest in teaching strategies and virtual learning technologies.
For more detailed course information and how to apply, please contact Monash Online.
Psychology Honours Program
The Psychology Honours program is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC), and provides intensive research training to permit advanced level study (i.e., PhD, Professional post-graduate degrees) in Psychology. Students are exposed to both theoretical and methodological aspects of Psychological research through a series of coursework units and a major research project undertaken within the School research themes.
Students who have completed a 3-year APAC accredited psychology major sequence are eligible to undertake a 4th year of study in Honours, although admission to the program is competitive and determined by academic merit (at least distinction average (70%) in the four core 3rd year Psychology units). We have a limited numbers of places available to external applicants, however these are determined on merit and assessed within the cohort of the given year.
Studying Honours in Psychology
Potential Research Projects
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