Psychology 4th Year (Hons & PG Dip)
Covers undergraduate courses, Psychology iv Honours and Psychology iv and postgraduate courses, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Master of Science (Psychology).
- Your guide to the 4th Year in Psychology 2013 [pdf 570kb] - last updated on 22/2/2013
Current Information and Announcements
2013 Psychology 4th Year Research Proposal Poster Session - Winners announced
The Psychology 4th Year Research Proposal Poster Session was held on 16th April 2013. Fifty-three Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology students showcased their thesis proposals at this student conference. The two winners of the best student poster awards were announced at the post-conference BBQ lunch.
- Best Honours Research Proposal Poster Award winner: Gamze Abramov (Project title: "Help-negation for undiagnosed symptoms of heart disease in a general practice population")
- Best Postgraduate Diploma Research Proposal Poster Award winner: Rebecca Norwood (Project title: "Is adolescent spiritual well-being a predictor of health behaviours?")
Congratulations to the winners and to all presenters for their excellent effort.
Fourth Year in Psychology from 2013 and Onwards:
The School of Psychology will not be taking any new students into the Postgraduate Diploma, Psychology IV (the non-honours fourth year of the Bachelor of Psychology) or the Masters in Science (Psychology).
In 2013 and onwards the School of Psychology will only have one fourth year option: Honours in Psychology. The entry requirements for Honours, will remain the same (see 4th Year Guide accessible from this page).
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) in 2013 and beyond:
You will only have honours to apply for, so, make sure you have met all the requirements for honours entry, namely you have:
- completed a degree with a major in Psychology, including the subjects PSYC347, PSYC348 & PSYC354 (Note: and thus including pre-requisites for PSYC354) & PSYC251;
- completed at least 76 credit points of Psychology subjects at 200- and 300- levels;
- at least a credit average for Psychology subjects at 200- and 300- levels (but entry is competitive and the cut off is expected to be at least 70%).
B. For those who have started in fourth year in 2012 part time:
The only subjects you can leave over until 2013 are:
- GHMC979/PSYC479 (Major Research Project, 18 credit points),
- GHMC989/ PSYC989 (Advanced Abnormal Psychology, 6 credit points)
- PSYC410 (Honours Research Project, 24 credit points)
C. For those taking the Postgraduate Diploma under the Faculty of Education's ‘School Counsellors in Training’ Program.
- You will not be affected by School of Psychology's fourth year changes for 2012 and 2013.
- Some revision in the program may be expected 2013 & after with any new arrangement between the University's Faculty of Education and the New South Wales Department of Education.
The revised honours degree is based on a 48 credit point Honours program comprising:
- PSYC410 Honours Empirical Thesis (includes attendance at research groups) (24 credit points - Annual subject)
- PSYC407 Theory and Methods (8 credit points - Autumn Session)
- PSYC408 (Psychological Assessment: Principles & Applications) (8 credit points - Autumn Session)
- PSYC409 (Psychological Intervention: Principles & Applications) (8 credit points - Spring Session)
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 2014 Honours entry:
|31 October 2013||Deadline for applications|
|First week of November 2013||List of Psychology Honours Project Supervisors and project topic areas available from the 4th year webpage|
|Early December 2013||All applicants notified of outcome via email|
|Early to mid December 2013||Due date for successful honours applicants to submit on-line nomination of thesis supervisor preferences|
|Mid December 2013||Meeting of new Honours intake and staff|
|By third week of December 2013||Honours supervision allocations finalised|
|Bachelor of Psychology||The prestigious four-year undergraduate Honours degree accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC)|
|Psychology IV Honours||A fourth year of study accredited by APAC. |
Download the information brochure for 2013 [pdf 825kb]
|Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology||A postgraduate degree offering a fourth year of study, accredited by APAC, to graduates with a major in Psychology. |
No new student intake after 2012
|Master of Science (Psychology)||Suitable for International Students.|
This course is equivalent in content to the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology but (unlike the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology) will not be accredited by APAC for the purposes of a 4th year qualification.
No new student intake after 2012
Call for nominations for:
UOW Psychology Best Lecturer
UOW Psychology Best Tutor
2013 Psychology 4th Year Research Proposal Poster Session
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