Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Health Sciences
School of Psychology and Psychiatry
Campus(es)Clayton, South Africa


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The honours program in psychology (as an arts discipline) is administered by the:

South Africa

Honours students studying psychology will extend their undergraduate knowledge through in depth research, building upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

The aim of this specialisation is to advance students' knowledge and competencies in the main areas of the discipline of psychology. The curriculum covers a wide scope of scholastic activities and integrates theoretical knowledge, research competencies and applied skills. This is applied to the areas of counselling, research methodology, research design and analysis, psychopathology, ethical regulations and social understanding. Issues studied include poverty, racism, sexism, violence and HIV/AIDS.

This specialisation will enhance students' ability to conceptualise and analyse critically various aspects of human development and social functioning in a multicultural context. An integral part of the course is the completion of a research project which will equip students with the necessary skills to conduct research and to present and disseminate findings.



The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the psychology honours coordinator.

South Africa


Students complete the following unit:

  • AZA4440 Psychology research project (24 points)

The thesis topic is chosen in consultation with the psychology honours coordinator.

Coursework units

Students complete the following units:

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws