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|Award granted||Bachelor of Applied Science (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 2013||$5,870* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Faculty contacts||Health - Student and Academic Services|
Tel 03 9251 7777
|CRICOS course code||022030A|
|Deakin course code||H452|
Offered in on-campus mode only
This course is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) 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. Part-time students must complete the course work component in Year 1 of their course. As required by the accreditation guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society, the course work 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|
For applicants commencing in 2013 and 2014, applicants must have completed an extended major in psychology at Deakin University (or equivalent), which consists of a minimum of 10 credit points of psychology (out of the 24 credit points required for an undergraduate degree): two at level 1, four at level 2, and four at level 3. The extended major must include the level 2 and 3 research methods units offered by the School of Psychology or equivalent, and HPS309.
For applicants commencing in 2015 onwards, applicants must have completed an extended major in psychology at Deakin University (or equivalent) which consists of two at level 1, five at level 2 and three at level 3. The extended major must include the level 2 and 3 research methods units offered by the School of Psychology or equivalent.
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 Faculty of Health section of the Future Students website 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.