HPS435 - Research Project A


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses H345 and H452.
Students wishing to enrol in this unit should email psych-thesis@deakin.edu.au


For students enrolled in H345, must have passed 24 credit points

Other courses: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HPS427, HPY720
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour of contact with a research supervisor and 19 hours of self-directed learning per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour of contact with a research supervisor and 19 hours of self-directed learning per week


Together, HPS435 and HPS436 constitute the research thesis components of the Honours degree


Students will undertake a research project in small groups, choosing a research project from the range offered by available supervisors. Students will be required to familiarize themselves with the theory and past research in the area under investigation, and participate in all the steps involved in research, including the ethics application, formulation of hypotheses, design and methodological decisions, collection and analysis of data, and evaluation of the research questions under consideration. Although activities such as data collection may be conducted as a group, students will prepare an individually written report that will be based on the findings of their study. The project is to be regarded as a learning exercise for the student, with guidance and direction provided by the group supervisor. Data collected for these projects may be used in the ongoing research activities of the School.

Hurdle requirement

  • Students must complete all assessment to a pass standard to pass the units.

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