Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016|
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
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 requirement to be eligible for selection to the Psychology Honours programme is completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major in Psychology with a weighted average of at least 70% (H2B) in second and third-year subjects, or equivalent. In computing the weighted average, the average of the third year Psychology subjects is assigned twice the weight of the average of the second year Psychology subjects.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Student Application and Selection Procedure.
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 of 75 points.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Students must choose 2 electives.
Study Period Commencement:
|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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