This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
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Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of specialised coursework and research which follows the completion of the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Arts pass degree. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling. Honours has also traditionally prepared the way for academic or higher research career choices.
Honours studies may be taken as single honours (a single discipline over one year of full-time study), or combined honours (two disciplines over one year of full-time study).
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Students must have:
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Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.
Students, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:
(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline, including attending and/or presenting at seminars, undertaking any required coursework studies and other related activities as indicated by the faculty
(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of a specified length on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners.
Refer to 'Areas of study' for discipline-specific requirements.
Combined honours may be undertaken, provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of both disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation (50 per cent in each discipline) alongside coursework chosen from the two component disciplines.
The psychology honours program is run by the School of Psychology and Psychiatry. Students must complete (all units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated):
plus the following elective unit:
The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts