Psychology Honours

Psychology Honours

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.

Applications into the 2020 Honours program will open in mid-2019

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

Key Dates for Applicants for 2020 Honours Entry

Date
Description
Week commencing 29 July 2019 (date and time TBC) Information Session on entry into 2020 Honours program.

31 October 2019

Deadline for applications

By 21 November 2019

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

By 9 December 2019

All applicants notified of outcome via email

12 December 2019

Meeting of new Honours intake and staff; Honours Seminar on research planning

13 December 2019

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

17 December 2019

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 has discontinued the Bachelor of Arts Honours (Course 707) in 2015. The Bachelor of Science Honours (Course 337) has been renamed as the Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours (Course 353).

Currently the School of Psychology has two options for fourth year Honours in Psychology. The entry requirements for Honours will remain the same (see Honours 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 1701, 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, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Psychological 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 Online Undergraduate Application Form via UniAdvice at UOW. Make sure the appropriate course code (ie., Course 353 is selected. 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.

 

Last reviewed: 26 March, 2019

Teaching Award Spring Session 2018

Congratulations to:
Best Lecturer:  Dr Samantha Reis
Best Tutor:  Erin Mison
As voted by the students 

Women in Health and Medical Research


Dr Esther Davies won the Dame Bridget Ogilvie Research/Clinical Excellence Award, which recognises the excellence of a woman researcher who has demonstrated high impact in their respective field.
Congratulations Esther.  Read more about women in Health and Medical Research

Psychology Colloquium

Autumn Session 2019
Wednesday 12:30-13:30
Location 41.104

Week 5: Friday, 5 April, room 41.153
Professor Roberto Caldera
Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg
Neural Representations of Faces are Tuned to Eye Movements

Week 6: 10 April
Vicky Nicholls
School of Psychology, UOW and Bournemouth University
Visual attention in naturalistic scenes

Week 7: RESEARCH WEEK

Week 8: 1 May
Dr Colin Palmer
School of Psychology, UNSW
Perceiving other people's direction of gaze

Week 11: 22 May
Dr Tim Byron
School of Psychology, UOW
Can't Get You Out of My Head: The Familiar and the Repetitive in Involuntary Musical Imagery
 

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