Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology) (Honours)

KPT/JPT (R/311/6/0067) 10/20 - MQA/SWA0131

*The course "Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology) (Honours)" will be discontinued in 2019. A new course title "Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)" will replace the current course title.

Why study the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Honours)?

Through a supervised research project in this honours program, you will be introduced to the theoretical and methodological aspects of research and explore wider issues in the practice and science of psychology. By the end of the year, you will have worked on a literature review and prepared a research paper for presentation.

The program also includes coursework components designed to expand your knowledge of statistics and the ethics of psychological research and practice.

Together, the research project and the coursework will:

  • increase your understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research
  • develop your analytical, research and communication skills
  • provide you with advanced knowledge in specific areas of the science and practice of psychology.


The course takes one year of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

This course consists of two assessed components - supervised research project, coursework seminars and lectures, and a series of skills workshops. The course builds on knowledge gained in the undergraduate psychology major.

  • PSY4100 Research project
  • PSY4210 Statistics and Research Design for Professional Psychology
  • PSY4220 Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • PSY4270 Psychological Assessment and Intervention
  • PSY4110 Psychology in Society Student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) also follow the same Honours course structure.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Career outcomes

A wide range of careers are open to graduates with qualifications in both business and psychology. They include:

  • organisational psychologist
  • human resources manager
  • industrial relations consultant
  • market researcher
  • public policy adviser
  • training and development coordinator
  • international business manager.

Graduates wishing to practise as a psychologist will need to undertake further study and training.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and a major sequence in psychology, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), or qualification assessed as equivalent by the APAC. Ordinarily students would have completed course 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business or equivalent.

Admission to the honours year is determined solely by academic merit. The minimum requirement is an average grade of 70 per cent in core psychology units at the third-year level, however, in practice, the cut-off has been in the 75 to 80 per cent range over the last five years. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a suitable background in research methods. Because of limitations in resources and availability of supervision, it may be necessary to limit entry.



In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM36,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM39,600 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa for new international student

  • RM2,330

Intake periods

There is one intake period in February each year for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

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More information

For more information about this double degree, contact us.