BA Psychology (Hons) with Research

A 4-year degree studying human behavior, mental processes, and psychological theories. Research-oriented approach and dissertation prepare graduates for careers or Ph.D. opportunities.

The 4-year BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program is an undergraduate program designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, mental processes, and social interactions, with a strong emphasis on research-oriented subjects.  

This extended program offers students the flexibility to choose between a standard 3-year BA (Hons.) Psychology and the 4-year BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program. 

During the initial three years, students enrolled in both the 3-year and 4-year programs will follow the same curriculum. The core courses cover a wide range of topics related to human behavior and mental processes. Students will study developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology. The program also includes an overview of the history, theoretical stances, and research techniques in psychology. Students will learn about psychological changes across the lifespan, including cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Additionally, various psychiatric diseases, symptoms, underlying causes, and available therapies will be explored.  

In the fourth year of the BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program, students will have the opportunity to specialize in research-oriented subjects. This research-centric approach equips students with valuable skills in conducting independent research, analyzing psychological phenomena, and applying research findings to practical scenarios.  

Students also undertake a substantial research project, culminating in a dissertation that demonstrates their research capabilities and critical analysis. 

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    Course Information

    Admission Procedure

    Merit prepared on basis of the qualifying exam

    Provisional Admission

    Seats to be allocated based on projected scores(12th), calculated basis the candidate’s 10th percentage – only meritorious students


    Candidates who had passed 12th in any stream from a recognized board of examination in any stream with not less than 60% .

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    Career Prospects

    Graduates of the 4-year BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program have a wide range of career options across several industries. Some potential career paths include: 

    • Mental Health Counselor  
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Social Services Specialist 
    • Marketing Researcher 
    • Educational Consultant 
    • Rehabilitation Specialist 
    • Research Assistant
    • Academician  
    • Research Analyst 
    • Research Assistant 
    • Program Evaluation Specialist 
    • Academic Researcher
    • Survey Researcher 

    Key Highlights

    Exit Pathway: 

    An exit pathway is made available to students during the 5th semester of the program. If a student decides to exit after the third year, they will be awarded a BA (Hons.) Psychology degree whereas those who choose to continue with the four-year program will be awarded a BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research degree upon successful completion of their research-focused fourth year. 

    Further Studies: 

    Students who successfully complete the BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program gain eligibility for one-year MA Psychology. This pathway allows for a smooth transition to further specialize in the field and pursue research and advanced careers in various sectors, including mental health, human resources, social services, marketing research, education, and academic research. 

    Research-Centric Approach: 

    The 4-year BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program takes a research-centric approach, encouraging students to engage deeply in independent research and critical analysis of psychological concepts. Throughout their studies, students will learn to apply various research methodologies, such as experimental, correlational, and observational designs, to investigate human behavior, mental processes, and psychological disorders. 

    This research-focused approach prepares students for direct admission to Ph.D. programs in psychology, provided they graduate with a minimum academic performance of 75 percent. Graduates meeting this criterion will have the opportunity to pursue advanced studies and contribute to cutting-edge research in psychology and related fields. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the duration of the BA (Hons.) Psychology with Research program?

    The program is a 4-year undergraduate degree that delves into human behavior, mental processes, and psychological theories, with a strong focus on research-oriented subjects. 

    How does the program prepare students for Ph.D. programs?  

    The research-oriented curriculum and dissertation experience prepare graduates for direct admission to Ph.D. programs in psychology or related fields. 

    Are there opportunities for practical experience during the program?  

    Yes, students may have opportunities for internships or practical projects, providing real-world experience and practical application of psychological principles. 

    How does the program enhance communication and analytical skills?  

    Through coursework, research, and practical projects, students develop strong communication and analytical abilities, crucial for a successful career in psychology and related fields. 

    How is BA in Psychology (Hons) with Research program different from BA in Psychology (Hons) with research? 

    The BA in Psychology (Hons) with Research program differs from the standard BA in Psychology (Hons) in two key aspects: duration and emphasis. The BA in Psychology (Hons) with Research is an extended 4-year program, whereas the standard BA Psychology (Hons) is typically completed in 3 years. The BA in Psychology (Hons) with Research places a strong focus on a research-centric approach, offering students the opportunity to undertake independent research and a mandatory dissertation, preparing them for advanced studies or research-oriented careers. 

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    The application process at Graphic Era is strictly based on the Merit of the qualifying examination with the entire Admission Process available for completion online