Psychology Honours Thesis Part A

Course code PSYC4802A
Not available in 2016


PSYC4800, PSYC4802A and PSYC4802B together form a fourth year Honours research thesis project in psychology for students who entered fourth year prior to 2015. The courses entail the development and conduct of a piece of original empirical research. This research is carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the School of Psychology. PSYC4802A has no assessable components.

This course forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

1. Psychological research skills including use of appropriate research instruments and data analysis,

2. Scientific writing skills,

3. Capacity to critically evaluate research data,

4. Present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.

5. present information in verbal format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.


Details of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APAC accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Written research proposal and oral thesis proposal seminar

Presentation: Conference presentation

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Times to be arranged with supervisor


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term

Student research projects will require extensive work outside of scheduled supervised meetings.