Psychology

Honours

Honours in Psychology is a one-year component embedded in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It offers graduates provisional registration as a psychologist and enables them to apply for further postgraduate study leading to full registration as a professional psychologist in Australia. It also opens a wide range of other career opportunities in research and industry.

This includes a 24-credit point research project and 24-credit points of advanced coursework that deepens content knowledge and increases research skills.

To be eligible, students must complete the accredited Psychology Program or an equivalent accredited degree from another university.

Honours in Psychology is available for a semester 1 start only.

Honours Coordinator:

A/Prof Irina Harris
T +61 2 93513497
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

PSYCHOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Psychology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours selective units according to the following rules
(a) 12 credit points of Advanced Seminar units, or
(b) 12 credit points of Theoretical Thesis units
(iii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

PSYC4000
Foundations of Professional Psychology
6    P [24cp of PSYC3XXX including PSYC3010] or [18cp of PSYC3XXX including PSYC3010 and (HPSC3023 or SCPU3001)]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission is required
Intensive August
PSYC4125
Advanced Psychometrics
6   

This unit must be taken by all Psychology Honours students as it is part of the accredited pathway.
Semester 1

Honours Advanced Seminar

PSYC4123
Advanced Psychology Seminar A
6    A Have sound knowledge of the main areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should be able to apply this knowledge to critically evaluate psychological research
C PSYC4124


This unit and PSYC4124 must be taken by all Psychology Honours students, in their first semester, except those who take Advanced Theoretical Psychology (PSYC4107 and PSYC4108) instead.
Semester 1
PSYC4124
Advanced Psychology Seminar B
6    A Students should have sound knowledge of the main areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should be able to apply this knowledge to critically evaluate psychological research
C PSYC4123


This unit and PSYC4123 must be taken by all Psychology Honours students, in their first semester, except those who take Advanced Theoretical Psychology (PSYC4107 and PSYC4108) instead.
Semester 1

Honours Theoretical Thesis

PSYC4107
Advanced Theoretical Psychology A
6    A Have understanding of key themes in the History and Philosophy of Psychology, including knowing what it means to test psychology's theories, presuppositions, etc. conceptually, through theoretical research, and will have had some preliminary experience of conducting such research.
P HPSC3023
C PSYC4108

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PSYC4108
Advanced Theoretical Psychology B
6    A Have understanding of key themes in the History and Philosophy of Psychology, including knowing what it means to test psychology's theories, presuppositions, etc. conceptually, through theoretical research, and will have had some preliminary experience of conducting such research.
P HPSC3023
C PSYC4107

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive June

Honours Core Research Project

PSYC4103
Psychology Honours Research Project A
6   

Enrolment is by invitation only - for honours students in their first semester.
Semester 1
PSYC4104
Psychology Honours Research Project B
6    C PSYC4103
Semester 2
PSYC4105
Psychology Honours Research Project C
6    C PSYC4104
Semester 2
PSYC4106
Psychology Honours Research Project D
6    C PSYC4105
Semester 2