Psychology - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Develop advanced theoretical knowledge in the areas of social and developmental psychology with the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

If you already have a degree, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) can help you advance your psychology skills and make your CV stand out. It can also serve as a pathway to further study at master’s or doctoral level. 

You hone your understanding of psychology and critical thinking skills, develop and apply research and analytical skills, and practise communicating research findings to academic and non-academic audiences.


This is part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

You complete a research methods paper and papers in advanced theoretical studies, research methods and a supervised 60-point research dissertation that is relevant to your discipline. You should discuss your papers and intended study sequence with your programme leader before enrolling.

Psychology papers (30 points)

PYSC880 Advanced Theory in Social and Developmental Psychology
PSYC883 Readings in Psychology

Research methods papers (30 points)

HEAL811 Integrative Research
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II

Dissertation (60 points)

PSYC897 Dissertation

  • Career and employment counselling
  • Community development
  • Management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Politics
  • Public health promotion
  • Public relations
  • Teaching and training

Other specialisations in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Further study

Key features
  • Opportunity to research an area of your interest
  • Choose from advanced level psychology papers
  • Academic staff with expertise across the field of social and developmental psychology
  • Taught at the City Campus

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.