Resources for students including administrative procedures, important forms and student support
Note: There is no mid-year intake for this program.
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This page includes information for Fourth Year psychology students regarding program structure, assessment procedures, policies and the student manual. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with this information at the commencement of their studies within the School.
The student manual provides information regarding the structure, content and submission of work for Fourth Year psychology students. This document also explains many of the policies and procedures found within the School.
- Research Links
The structure for all three Psychology fourth year courses is the same, and involves the completion of three compulsory subjects (which includes the research project), and two elective subjects.
- PSYC40005 Advanced Design and Data Analysis (First Semester) (12.5 points)
- PSYC40006 Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice (First Semester) (12.5 points)
- PSYC40010 Research Project (year long) (50 points)
- PSYC40001 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology (Second Semester) (12.5 points)
- PSYC40002 Current Topics in Social Psychology (Second Semester) (12.5 points)
- PSYC40004 Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience (Second Semester) (12.5 points)
- PSYC40012 Models of Psychological Processes (Second Semester) (12.5 points)
Full Program Structure:
The complete program structure including subject descriptions can be viewed on the Faculty of Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) website.
Scholarship & PhD Opportunities
Scholarship and PhD opportunities will be added to this page throughout the year.
All current forms can be found at the following link:
Absence/Withdrawing from your Course
You can change your subjects, apply for Leave of Absence or to withdraw from your course using the student portal.
Leave of absence or course withdrawal must be requested in writing and submitted to Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There are particular deadlines that occur within each semester for these activities; the time you take leave or withdraw affects the fees you will incur for that semester.
You will be automatically allocated to your tutorials, and some lecture streams where relevant. It is possible to change your tutorial times during the first two weeks of semester via the student portal.
If you have an unresolvable timetable clash please submit a support request to the University Class Registration Enquiry Management (CREM)
Temporary Laboratory Changes
If you are unable to attend your normal laboratory class you may request a temporary transfer. This allows you to attend a different class in the same week for that week only.
- You must take the form to the class you intend to transfer to.
- You will normally be required to provide documentation explaining your reason for wanting to transfer (eg. a medical certificate).
- It is the lecturer/tutor's responsibility to ensure the number in the class is at (and not above) the official limit.
- If there is room in the class above the permanent number, you may then be allowed to attend the desired class.
- You must then take the signed transfer form to your permanent class and give it to the lecturer or tutor.
The temporary laboratory change form can be downloaded from the Student Forms page
After-hours building access
The after hours access request form can be downloaded from the Student Forms page
Student Evaluations and Feedback
The University and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences place great emphasis on promoting and monitoring the quality of its teaching programs. In order to receive feedback from students on teaching, the University asks you to complete a subject questionnaire. In addition, you are invited to provide feedback to lecturers or the Convenor at any time. All comments and questionnaires will remain confidential.
In addition, a number of Staff/Student Liaison meetings are held at the beginning of second semester each year. There is a specific meeting for students enrolled in undergraduate psychology subjects which is an opportunity for students to meet with academic staff and raise issues of concern relating to the course and subjects.
Graduate Diploma (Advanced) Awards Evening
Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) do not receive their testamurs in a University Graduation Ceremony. The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences recognises the commitment and achievements of students completing the Graduate Diploma in Psychology at an Awards Evening held in March each year. This ceremony includes the formal presentation of Graduate Diploma (Advanced) testamurs, as well as prizes for significant achievement in individual subjects. It is an opportunity for Graduate Diploma (Advanced) graduands to gather with their peers and invited guests to celebrate and recognise their successful completion of the Diploma.