• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kristen Pammer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

The course will involve research experiences relevant to the study of psychology. The format will depend on the research opportunities available each year. Formats might include conducting a research project, working with postgraduate students, participating in research conferences, winter/summer research intensives, and online research courses for example. All opportunities will be supervised by a member of the Research School of Psychology , and options available each year will be posted on a dedicated wattle site.  This is a restricted entry course, applications should occur through the course convenor.

Enrolment in PSYC3030 is only available for BPsyc (Hons) students.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

A student who has completed this course will be able to: Depending on the research project.


Demonstrate a basic and knowledge of one of the core topics in psychology  (LO1)


Describe psychology as a scientific discipline, and describe psychological phenomena using the concepts and language of the discipline (LO2)


Undertake and/or understand statistical and research design (LO3)


Locate, evaluate and use information appropriately in the research process (LO4)


Apply knowledge of the scientific method in psychological research (LO5)


Evaluate and consider behaviour using different theoretical and methodological approaches (LO6)


Use information in an ethical manner (LO7)


Exhibit a scientific attitude to critically thinking about and analysing human behaviour (LO8)


Collaborate effectively (LO9)


Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning (LO10)

Other Information

The structure will vary as the course is designed to take advantage of a range of research opportunities that might be available each year. These might include participating is research conferences, working with postgraduate students, working on a dedicated research project, the APS Wiki initiative, participating in research-oriented online courses, summer/winter research projects. There is a dedicated course convenor, but in addition to this, each project will be closely supervised by a RSP staff member.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will almost certainly involve 2 or 3 components  and will involve a major assignment, but will be specifically tailored to the nature of the research opportunity. (LO 1 - 10) depending on nature of Research


For example participating in a research project might involve a learning journal and the write-up of a lab report. Similarly, attending a research conference might involve writing up a number of the papers and presenting at least one in a departmental research forum. The aim of the assessment is to be linked closely to the nature of the specific learning experience of the project.

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Variable per arrangement with course convenor and project supervisor.


Expectation would be 10 hours per week, allocation of hours will be discussed with the course convenor / supervisor

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Psychology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have a background in PSYC1003 and  PSYC2009


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2946
2013 $2946
2012 $2946
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1770 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4959 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9028 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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