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Through a supervised research project in this honours program, you will be introduced to the theoretical and methodological aspects of research and explore wider issues in the practice and science of psychology. By the end of the year, you will have worked on a literature review and prepared a research paper for presentation.
The program also includes coursework components designed to expand your knowledge of statistics and the ethics of psychological research and practice.
Together, the research project and the coursework will:
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and a major sequence in psychology, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), or qualification assessed as equivalent by the APAC. Ordinarily students would have completed course 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business or equivalent.
Admission to the honours year is determined solely by academic merit. The minimum requirement is an average grade of 70 per cent in core psychology units at the third-year level, however, in practice, the cut-off has been in the 75 to 80 per cent range over the last five years. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a suitable background in research methods. Because of limitations in resources and availability of supervision, it may be necessary to limit entry.
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