Honours program

Honours program

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


This program is a four-year degree comprising a three-year undergraduate program and one year of honours. Only current Macquarie students in the final session of third-year studies in one of the below programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) double degree

Details to the honours program can be found on the Psychology Department Community iLearn page

Log in is your one ID and then "enrol me" to gain access to this page

Students unsuccessful in gaining a place in the honours program can elect to graduate with either the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology or the Bachelor of Science - Psychology - dependent on meeting degree requirements.

Transferring from BA-Psychology/BSc-Psychology to B Psychology (Honours)

If you wish to do the honours year and you are currently admitted to the three-year degree in:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology or
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology

you must apply for internal course transfer into the four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) once you have completed the core 200 level Psychology units.

If you do not meet the requirements for fourth year, you will be transferred back to your original three-year degree.

Students admitted to a double degree with the B Psychology (Hons) can interrupt their double degree to complete the honours year. However, you must meet the entry requirements for honours before applying.

How to apply

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Applications for the 2018 intake will be available online via this webpage in September 2017.


Once applications have been processed you will be advised of the outcome of your request by email. Please check your enrolment in either PSY490/495 on eStudent to make sure it is correct.  Correspondence from the University will be sent to your student email account only. Please check this account regularly.

As an honours student, you will not be able to enrol in coursework units yourself - all enrolment will be managed by the University.


Applications for deferral close on Sunday 12 March 2017.

Internal applicants who receive offers to progress to the 4th year of their Psychology honours program may defer taking up their places for one year only. If you would like to defer your place, please submit a request via ask.mq.edu.au advising you would like to defer your 4th years honours application.

Honours deferral request

If your request to defer is approved, you must submit a new application for the next year to secure your place. For example, if you plan to defer your place in 2017, you will need to submit a new application for 2018.

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