• Code PSYC4011
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • 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
    • AsPr Boris Bizumic
    • AsPr Rhonda Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.

The psychology honours specialisation is intended for students who have successfully completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited undergraduate sequence in psychology, and are interested in undertaking an independent psychological research. The honours specialisation is usually taken full time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training, in-depth analysis of current concepts in psychology as well as a substantial research project culminating in the production of a thesis. Honours is a solid foundation in the basics of research and can be an entry into many careers both within and outside of psychology, and a pathway to the profession of clinical psychology.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to
generate new knowledge in psychology.
2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory, concepts and practice in psychology, relate these to appropriate
research and applied methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
3. Analyse and interpret original psychological research data with statistical or other evaluative processes
where appropriate.
4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods in
psychology to collect original research data, and understand evidence-based assessment and intervention.
5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

Theory & Practice in Psychology (16 2/3%) (LO 2,5)
Psychological Research Methods & Statistics (16 2/3%) (LO 3,5)
Evidence-Based Assessment (16 2/3%) (LO 4,5)
Research Thesis (50%) (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

35 hours/week for full-time (24 unit) enrolment

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

APAC-accredited undergraduate sequence.

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 to 24 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.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $675 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3899 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3900 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4958 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6789 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 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
8925 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8926 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
9792 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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