PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32)

The aim of the dissertation, which constitutes half the Honours course, is to show the capability of students to design and carry out original research. This is the most demanding part of the course but it can also be the most rewarding. The research is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff. The issue which is investigated in the research is normally in the broad area of coursework specialisation.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online *
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY424. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Psychology Honours students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate their research skills by designing, carrying out and reporting a piece of empirical research


This subject will cover the following topics:

* Students will be required to individually design an empirical study. Once the research proposals are approved, students will carry out their proposed research and write a report in APA format

Residential School

This subject contains a 7 day Compulsory Residential School.There are two residential schools - one of 4 days and one of 3 days.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.