Psychology Honours

Psychology Honours

Applications for 2018 Honours entry have now closed.

If you require further information please email: psyc-testlibrary@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 2018 Honours Entry

Date
Description

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

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 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 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.

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: 21 November, 2017

Upcoming Colloquium

To be advised Session 1, 2018


Congratulations:

Two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence awarded to staff in our School:

Rodney Croft
Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research

Nadia Solowij
Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE)

The following staff have been acknowledged for their significant research efforts:

Most grants applied for in 2017 : Pete Kelly

• Most publications in 2017 and over the past 5 years (both) : Frank Deane and Mark Allen

• Most citations in 2017 : Bob Barry and Emma Barkus

• Highest number of citations for papers published in the past 5 years : Peter Caputi and Stewart Vella

• Rising Star Award (for an Early Career Researcher) : Christian Swann 


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