HPY720 - Research Project A


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology and H664 Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Pre-Practice)

Students wishing to enrol in this unit should email psych-thesis@deakin.edu.au





Incompatible with:

HPS427 and HPS435

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hours of contact with a research supervisor and 19 hours of private study per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hours of contact with a research supervisor and 19 hours of private study per week


Together, HPY720 and HPY721 constitute the research thesis component of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).


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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