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Psychology Honours (BPsych(Hons)) (Discontinued)

  • H1195BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY WITH HONOURS

Title Psychology Honours (BPsych(Hons))
Course Code H1195
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Psychology_and_Exercise_Science
Qualification Bachelor of Psychology Honours (BPsych(Hons))
Availability Murdoch campus (internal) (not available to new admissions)
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Additional Academic Progress Requirements Students seeking admission to Honours are required to have a minimum of a Distinction (70 percent) average for all psychology units undertaken in their preceding three-year psychology degree.
Further Information Further Information on Units that are No Longer Available
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Units in this structure may no longer be available at all course locations and, where appropriate, alternative units have been provided. Students are required to satisfy the total credit point value of both the degree and the major in order to graduate; this may require that additional units are taken, either as part of the major or as General Electives. To accommodate students impacted by this change, up to 2 credit points from the total credit point value of the degree (incorporating the major) may be waived. For further information, see
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Part I - 24 credit points

Foundation Unit - 3 credit points

Select one Foundation Unit from the Foundation Units section in this Handbook.

Core Units - 9 credit points

PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

PSY171 Introduction to Applications of Psychology - 3 points

OR

PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Electives - 12 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Students are advised to consider using these points to meet the requirements of a second major or a minor in Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Organisational Psychology or Social Psychology.

Highly recommended:

PSY172 Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Part II - 72 credit points

Years 2 and 3 - 48 credit points

Core Units - 28 credit points

PSY213 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 4 points

OR

PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY351 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 4 points

OR

PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY353 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 4 points

OR

PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY247 Psychology: Human Development - 4 points

OR

PSY286 Psychology: Human Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY248 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 4 points

OR

PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 4 points

OR

BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY311 Psychology: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 4 points

OR

BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

OR

PSY315 Psychology: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods - 4 points

Specified Electives - 16 credit points

Select from the following units to include the requirements of at least one of the Psychology minors. Students must complete at least one Psychology minor, but are encouraged to do more than one. Individual units can only be used toward one minor. Students completing a double major, double degree, joint degree or second or subsequent degree, are not required to complete a Psychology minor. Students are recommended to select the research units.

Research Units

PSY250 Psychology: Special Topics in Psychology - 3 points
Not available this year

PSY380 Psychology: Psychological Research Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, Y-placement

Developmental Psychology Minor

PSY249 Psychology: The Developing Mind - 4 points

OR

PSY393 Psychology: The Developing Mind - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY356 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 4 points

OR

PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Health Psychology Minor

PSY215 Psychology: Drugs and Dependence - 4 points

OR

PSY389 Psychology: Drugs and Dependence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY358 Psychology: Sensation and Perception - 4 points

OR

PSY297 Psychology: Sensation and Perception - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Organisational Psychology Minor

PSY217 Psychology: Work and Organisations - 4 points

PSY357 Psychology: Safety, Errors and Accidents - 4 points

Social Psychology Minor

PSY218 Psychology: Self and Society - 4 points

OR

PSY287 Psychology: Self and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY246 Psychology: Culture and Community - 4 points

OR

PSY356 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 4 points

OR

PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Electives - 4 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Students may choose to take Specified Electives and/or Core units that have not already been taken as part of their core requirements. In addition, Special Topics are available from time to time. Students should consult the Academic Chair to confirm the offering for any particular year.

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Thesis - 15 credit points

PSY5078 BA Honours Thesis in Psychology - 15 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, U-internal, W-internal, Y-internal

OR

PSY5099 BSc Honours Thesis in Psychology - 15 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, U-internal, W-internal, Y-internal

Coursework - 9 credit points

PSY501 Psychology: Honours Seminar - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY598 Advanced Psychological Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY536 Psychology: Principles and Processes of Psychological Intervention - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students seeking admission to Honours are required to have a minimum of a Distinction (70 percent) average for all psychology units undertaken in their preceding three-year psychology degree.

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