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BHS4000 - Honours Research Project

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Francesca Collins


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


Under the supervision of an academic staff member, students will develop, conduct and report on a research project on an approved topic of their own devising. Throughout the year, students will also undertake research-related activities including participation at research colloquia.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. a proficiency in the planning, conduct and report of research in the behavioural and social science fields.
  2. a confidence and professional skills in the conference-style presentation of their research findings.
3 a practical understanding of the ethical issues associated with research involving humans.


Research thesis (15,000 - 18,000 words): 100%
Additional comment:
Participation in four research colloquia and ethics submission (hurdle requirements)

Contact hours

1-2 hours per week.


Students must have satisfied the requirements of a three year bachelor degree.