• Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Elizabeth Rieger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    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.

This is an Honours Pathway Course. 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 School of Medicine and 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.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
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
1280 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 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
3175 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 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
6170 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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