The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) degree exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. Honours builds on the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) which will expose you to a wide range of psychological sciences, covering topics as varied as how groups interact, vision and how it can be tricked to see what is not really there, how the brain develops as a baby and how it will change again as you get older, how impulses are carried from brain to muscle, and how things go wrong in abnormal psychology. Honours allows the exploration of research possibilities in this field, it gives you preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, that develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU in science, medicine and health.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data
Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
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An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
- With a weighted average mark equivalent to ANU 60% for all 1000, 2000 and 3000-level APAC accredited psychology courses
- And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation
Students undertake honours in the same named Bachelor degree as their pass degree, except where that degree is not available (such as when transferring from another institution) or doing so conflicts with the content of the honours study.
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The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the Psychology Honours specialisation