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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$6,050* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|CRICOS course code||022551J|
|Deakin course code||H451|
Offered in on-campus mode only
This course is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia and is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Psychology Honours consists of two components: coursework and a thesis. The coursework component (consisting of lectures, seminars and tutorials) contributes 50% to the final grade of Honours awarded. As required by the accreditation guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society, the coursework covers:
For further details of the coursework component, see the unit description for HPS425 and HPS426.
The thesis component (see HPS427 and HPS428) contributes 50% to the final grade of honours awarded. The thesis is a write-up (current length approximately 9000 words) of an individual research project based on an original piece of empirical research. A range of types of data (qualitative, quantitative, subjective, objective) and a range of data-collection settings and methodologies can be used as the basis of the thesis component.
The thesis is submitted in two parts: a 4000 word literature review submitted mid-year and a 5000-word report on the empirical component submitted in October. The literature review and empirical report section of the thesis typically contribute 15% and 35% respectively to the final mark for the thesis component. Both sections are marked by two independent markers.
Attendance and presentation at the annual School Honours Conference and attendance at the weekly School Research Colloquia are hurdle requirements.
|HPS425||Honours in Psychology Part A|
|HPS426||Honours in Psychology Part B|
|HPS427||Honours in Psychology Part C|
|HPS428||Honours in Psychology Part D|
Applications are invited from graduates holding a degree with an approved three-year sequence in psychology or Deakin University’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies. For applicants commencing in 2014, applicants must have completed either
To be eligible to apply for an Honours in Psychology course, students must have a minimum of a mid-credit (65%) in Research Methods B or equivalent unit, and at least a credit average across the best level 3 Psychology (HPS coded) units.
There is a quota on places in the Psychology Honours program and meeting the above criteria does not guarantee acceptance into Psychology Honours.
There may be a very small number of places available for non-Deakin students with exceptional academic performance in the equivalent units used to assess Deakin students.
Please refer to the Psychology applications section of the Additional documentation webpage and download appropriate forms for your course.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the closing dates webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.