Psychology Honours

Psychology Honours

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

Applications into the 2019 Honours program are now open

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

Key Dates for Applicants for 2019 Honours Entry

Date
Description
25 July 2018 Information Session on entry into 2019 Honours program, 12.30 - 1.30, Room 20.4

31 October 2018

Deadline for applications

By 21 November 2018

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

By 5 December 2018

All applicants notified of outcome via email

10 December 2018

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

11 December 2018

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

14 December 2018

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.

 

Last reviewed: 30 July, 2018

Upcoming Colloquium

Psychology Colloquia
Spring Session 2018
Wednesday 12:30-13:30 41-104

Week 5: 22 August
Dr Stewart Vella
School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
Topic: Ahead of the Game: Results of a sports-based mental health program for adolescent males.

Week 7: Research week

Week 8:12 September
Dr Sylvain Laborde
Department of Performance Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, and the University of Caen, France
Topic: Vagal tank theory: a functional approach to self-regulation resources via the 3Rs of cardiac vagal control – Resting, Reactivity, and Recovery

Week 10: 26 September TBC

Wk 12: 17 October
Dr Lili Yu
Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
Topic: cognition during reading

Week 13: 24 October
Prof. Erik Reichle
Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
Topic: eye-movement in reading

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