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Psychology

Honours unit of study table (Table A)

Honours in Psychology is a one-year component embedded in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It offers graduates provisional registration as a psychologist and enables them to apply for further postgraduate study leading to full registration as a professional psychologist in Australia. It also opens a wide range of other career opportunities in research and industry.

This includes a 24-credit point research project and 24-credit points of advanced coursework that deepens content knowledge and increases research skills.

To be eligible, students must complete the accredited Psychology Program or an equivalent accredited degree from another university.

Honours in Psychology is available for a semester 1 start only.

Honours Coordinator:

Dr Rebecca Pinkus
T +61 2 8627 4641
rebecca.pinkus@sydney.edu.au

Psychology (Honours) 

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Psychology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours selective units according to the following rules
(a) 12 credit points of Advanced Seminar units, or
(b) 12 credit points of Theoretical Thesis units
(iii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Honours coursework core

PSYC4000
Foundations of Professional Psychology
6    [24cp of PSYC3XXX including PSYC3010] or [18cp of PSYC3XXX including PSYC3010 and (HPSC3023 or SCPU3001)]
PSYC4104

Departmental Permission is required
PSYC4125
Advanced Psychometrics
6    This unit must be taken by all Psychology Honours students as it is part of the accredited pathway.

Honours advanced seminar

PSYC4123
Advanced Psychology Seminar A
6    Have sound knowledge of the main areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should be able to apply this knowledge to critically evaluate psychological research
PSYC4124

This unit and PSYC4124 must be taken by all Psychology Honours students, in their first semester, except those who take Advanced Theoretical Psychology (PSYC4107 and PSYC4108) instead.
PSYC4124
Advanced Psychology Seminar B
6    Students should have sound knowledge of the main areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should be able to apply this knowledge to critically evaluate psychological research
PSYC4123

This unit and PSYC4123 must be taken by all Psychology Honours students, in their first semester, except those who take Advanced Theoretical Psychology (PSYC4107 and PSYC4108) instead.

Honours theoretical thesis

Honours core research project

PSYC4103
Psychology Honours Research Project A
6    Enrolment is by invitation only - for honours students in their first semester.
PSYC4104
Psychology Honours Research Project B
6    PSYC4103
PSYC4105
Psychology Honours Research Project C
6    PSYC4104
PSYC4106
Psychology Honours Research Project D
6    PSYC4105 and SCIE4999
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
0