Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015|
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Psychology is a broad and intellectually fascinating scientific discipline with a focus on understanding behaviour and experience, particularly in humans. The science of psychology involves a wide range of perspectives and approaches, with psychological research findings having important applications in areas such as health, education, business and commerce, as well as informing us about how human behaviours and motivations relate to a wide range of societal issues.
A fourth year in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) is a prerequisite for the further studies in Psychology that are necessary to register as a practicing psychologist. An APAC accredited fourth year in Psychology is also a recommended pathway for students wishing to undertake a higher research degree in Psychology to pursue a career in psychological research.
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences offers an innovative fourth year program that has been designed to build on the knowledge and skills attained in the APAC accredited undergraduate Psychology major. The course provides students with flexibility and choice in advanced coursework in the core discipline areas of Psychology, as well as an opportunity to undertake advanced training in the conduct of a significant research project, and to develop foundational knowledge of the ethical principles and assessment and interviewing skills that underpin further professional training as a psychologist.
The minimum eligibility requirement for Psychology honours is completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and a major in Psychology with a weighted average of at least 75% in second and third-year subjects, or equivalent. The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences then selects students on the basis of a weighted average score including all four second year Psychology subjects and all third year subjects (psychology and non-psychology). The second year Psychology subjects contribute 1/3 to the weighted average score, and the third year subjects contribute 2/3.
Please Note: There is no mid-year entry into this course.
The objective of the fourth year program is to help students acquire advanced knowledge, skills in psychology as a pathway to further professional training and/ or research. Graduates of the Psychology Honours program will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
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Students undertaking honours in Psychology must complete:
Total 100 points
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Total 75 points
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Students must choose two electives (25 points).
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2015
|Links to further information:||http://www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/|
Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) |
Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)
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