Master of Arts in Psychology (Thesis)

Course 102-PB (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Postgraduate Programs Officer Department of Psychology School of Behavioural Science University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia Tel: +61 3 8344 6377 Email:
Course Overview:

The Master of Arts in Psychology (Thesis only) provides students with the opportunity to carry out independent and sustained research.


Students who complete the masters will:

  • carry out independent and sustained research under appropriate supervision;
  • develop advanced research skills and techniques;
  • present their findings in documented scholarly form;
  • make an independent contribution to learning, or offer a critical perspective on existing scholarship or methodology.

Course Structure & Available Subjects: Thesis 30,000 words (100 points per year).

Candidates are also required to satisfactorily complete four graduate seminars.

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Entry Requirements:

A four-year BA (Honours) degree with a research component or equivalent in the appropriate area of study or closely related area. The grade for the honours thesis component must be at least equivalent to an H2A (75%) at The University of Melbourne and the overall honours result must be at least equivalent to an H2B (70%).

Applicants must include a thesis proposal of 600 words with their application. The primary basis for selection is academic merit, however, consideration will also be given to the quality of the thesis proposal, research potential, and the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Academic references may be required to assess the applicant's eligibility.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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