HPY720X - Research Project A (Karolinska Exchange)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Overseas study 

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650.
Students wishing to enrol in this unit should email psych-thesis@deakin.edu.au



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


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 at Karolinska Institute.

In-person attendance requirements

This is a study abroad opportunity at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Students must be at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden to complete this unit.


Together, HPY720X and HPY721X constitute the research thesis components of the Honours degree.


Students will undertake a research project individually or in small groups, choosing a research project from the range offered by available supervisors at Karolinska Institute. Students will be required to familiarise themselves with the theory and past research in the area under investigation, and participate in all the steps involved in research, including understanding the ethics process, 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 supervisor. Data collected for these projects may be used in the ongoing research activities at Karolinska Institute and/or Deakin University. HPY720X Research Project A (Karolinska Institute exchange) and HPY721X Research Project B (Karolinska Institute exchange) and linked together in both ULO and assessments.

Hurdle requirement

  • Students must complete all assessment to a pass standard to pass the unit

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