• Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Eryn Newman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2024
    First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    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 or components of a research project, working with postgraduate students, participating in research conferences, and winter/summer research intensives. All opportunities will be supervised by a psychology academic from the School of Medicine and Psychology, either alone or in collaboration with academics from other disciplines. Options available each year will be posted online at https://psychology.anu.edu.au/study/special-topics. This is a restricted entry course - applications should occur through the nominated academic for each specific project.

This is an Honours Pathway Course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a core topic in psychology.
  2. Identify and evaluate information appropriately to understand psychological constructs and processes.
  3. Apply knowledge of psychological research methods.
  4. Demonstrate a capacity for independent and collaborative research.
  5. Generate scientific knowledge to further the understanding of human behaviour.

Work Integrated Learning


Students may engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a component of the course

Indicative Assessment

  1. The nature and weighting of assessment items will vary widely and be customised in negotiation with each student depending on the research project. An example assessment structure is: (null) [LO null]
  2. Review of the literature to address a research question (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Presentation of a theoretical or empirical project (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. A summary paper (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester which will include regular meetings with the supervisor and a large component of self-directed study which will include preparation for any presentations and other assessment tasks.

Assessment tasks will vary depending on the project.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts


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
2024 $4680
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
1253 01 Jan 2024 19 Jan 2024 19 Jan 2024 31 Mar 2024 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
2915 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 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
7900 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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