Psychology Honours

Psychology Honours

Applications for 2017 Honours entry are now CLOSED.

If you require further information please email: psyc-enquiries@uow.edu.au

The School of Psychology has one round of applications for entry into the Honours program each year. Applications for mid-year intake are not accepted.

Key Dates for Applicants for 2017 Honours Entry

Date
Description

31 October 2016

Deadline for applications

By 21 November 2016

List of Psychology Honours Project Supervisors and project topic areas available from the 4th year webpage

By 2 December 2016

All applicants notified of outcome via email

8 December 2016

Meeting of new Honours intake and staff; meeting with Graduate Honours students for Honours survival tips

12 December 2016

Due date for successful Honours applicants to submit on-line nomination of thesis supervisor preferences

15 December 2016

Honours supervision allocations finalised

General Information

Courses Available in the Psychology Honours Program – 2015 and Onwards

In response to compliance requirements of the Australian Quality Framework (AQF), the School of Psychology will discontinue the Bachelor of Arts Honours (Course 707). The Bachelor of Science Honours (Course 337) has been renamed as the Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours (Course 353).

From 2015 onwards the School of Psychology will have two options for fourth year Honours in Psychology. The entry requirements for Honours will remain the same (see 4th Year Guide).

  1. Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) [BPsyc (Hons)]: This is the final year in the four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree for students who are currently undertaking Course 354, Course 866 or Course 867.
  2. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) [BPsycSc (Hons) – Course 353]: This is a one-year Honours program for candidates who have completed an APAC-accredited three-year undergraduate psychology degree (or equivalent). Eligible candidates include UOW students who have completed a three-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology, as well as external applicants from other APAC-accredited institutions.

Note the differences in application procedures for these two options:

  1. Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students who intend to commence their honours year in the upcoming year: Fill out an online expression of interest form to indicate their intent to commence the honours year.
  2. Applicants for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course: Complete and submit an Undergraduate Course Application Form via UniAdvice at UOW. Internal applicants (i.e., UOW psychology graduates or current students) must additionally complete the online expression of interest form to express their intent to undertake the honours program in the upcoming year.

Fourth Year in Psychology from 2013 and Onwards

Since 2013 the School of Psychology have been offering one fourth year option: Honours in Psychology.

What this means:

A. For those who planned to go into the Post-Graduate Diploma, Psychology IV (the non-honours fourth year of the Bachelor of Psychology) or the Masters in Science (Psychology):

You will only have honours to apply for, so, make sure you have met all the requirements for honours entry (see 4th Year Guide).

B. For those taking the Postgraduate Diploma under the School of Education's ‘School Counsellors in Training’ Program.

  • You will not be affected by School of Psychology's fourth year changes.
  • Some revision in the program may be expected with any new arrangement between the School of Education and the New South Wales Department of Education.

 

Last reviewed: 20 February, 2017

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