Applications for 2017 Honours entry are now CLOSED.
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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 2018 Honours Entry
31 October 2017
Deadline for applications
By 21 November 2017
List of Psychology Honours Project Supervisors and project topic areas available from the 4th year webpage
By 4 December 2017
All applicants notified of outcome via email
7 December 2017
Meeting of new Honours intake and staff; meeting with Graduate Honours students for Honours survival tips
11 December 2017
Due date for successful Honours applicants to submit on-line nomination of thesis supervisor preferences
14 December 2017
Honours supervision allocations finalised
2017 Honours Topic List (last updated 28 November 2016)
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).
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
To be confirmed.
HDR student Virginia Williams has had her paper “Enhancing recovery orientation within mental health services: expanding the utility of values” published in The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice selected by the journal’s editorial board as the Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
There were 36 papers published in the journal during the year and Virginia’s was selected.
Well done Virginia.
2017 Honours Research Proposal Best Poster Prize Winner: Laura Gunns (Supervisor: Mark Schira)
Thesis Working Title: An Investigation of Inverted Voxels Within the Human V1 Using High Resolution fMRI