The Honours year for UNSW students 

Some basic information about the Honours year appears below.  For significantly more detail please click the 2020 Honours Information link in the menu on the right-hand side of the page.

The School of Psychology offers a one-year APAC-accredited full-time Honours year in psychology available for commencement in Term 1 only.  The program cannot be taken part-time or by distance, and mid-year entry is not available.  Students will conduct a year-long major independent research project (completed under the guidance of an academic supervisor), and write a thesis based on the project.  In addition, students complete advanced-level core and elective coursework in both Term 1 and Term 2.

 For more information, please review the “2020 Honours Information” document (see right-hand side menu).

Application Instructions for 2020

As a first step, prospective Honours year students should review the 2020 Supervisors and Research Areas document once it becomes available (see right-hand side menu). This document lists School staff who are available for Honours supervision in 2020. Note that the document may undergo changes after its initial publication (check the date of the document on its bottom left-hand corner).

If you are not from UNSW OR if you graduated from UNSW in 2018 or earlier, please refer to the Honours year information on the School’s Future Students page.

Read this step-by-step guide to apply for the Honours year. Note that the process differs slightly depending on which program you are enrolled in in 2019.

For additional information, please review the Honours Frequently Asked Questions

 When does the Honours year start?

The Honours year begins on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 with an Orientation Meeting for all Honours students.  Attendance at this meeting is mandatory and should be taken seriously.  Students who may be travelling during their break should aim to be back in Sydney before the meeting.  The specific time and location of the meeting will be published here as soon as it is known


Current students may contact the School directly (via the Ask a Question web form) if they have questions about the application process, eligibility, administrative issues, or anything else relating to the Honours year.

Before doing so, please carefully review all information about the Honours year available on the various pages of this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.

Graduates will need to contact the School via email (psychology@unsw.edu.au), as they will not be able to log in to access the web form.

Information current at: March 2019

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