Honours program

Application open dates can be found under the relevant degree.


The University is offering honours programs in 2016 in law, ancient history and psychology. Please note that applications for these honours programs are only open to Macquarie University students.

If you are interested in undertaking research training in other fields, please see the information about the Master of Research.

Bachelor or Laws (Honours)

In order to attain honours in law, students are first admitted into a non-honours undergraduate law program. Students who meet the requirements for honours in law are then automatically granted honours when they graduate. Students are not required to apply for honours. The requirements for honours in law can be found here.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Eligibility

This program is a four-year degree comprising a three-year undergraduate program and one year of honours. Only current Macquarie students in the final session of third-year studies in one of the below programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) double degree

Details to the honours program can be found on the Psychology Department Community iLearn page

Log in is your one ID and then "enrol me" to gain access to this page

Students unsuccessful in gaining a place in the honours program can elect to graduate with either the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology or the Bachelor of Science - Psychology - dependent on meeting degree requirements.

Transferring from BA-Psychology/BSc-Psychology to B Psychology (Honours)

If you wish to do the honours year and you are currently admitted to the three-year degree in:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology or
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology

you must apply for internal course transfer into the four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) once you have completed the core 200 level Psychology units.

If you do not meet the requirements for fourth year, you will be transferred back to your original three-year degree.

Students admitted to a double degree with the B Psychology (Hons) can interrupt their double degree to complete the honours year. However, you must meet the entry requirements for honours before applying.

How to apply

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Applications for the 2018 intake will be available online via this webpage in September 2017.

Enrolment

Once applications have been processed you will be advised of the outcome of your request by email. Please check your enrolment in either PSY490/495 on eStudent to make sure it is correct.  Correspondence from the University will be sent to your student email account only. Please check this account regularly.

As an honours student, you will not be able to enrol in coursework units yourself - all enrolment will be managed by the University.

Deferral

Internal applicants who receive offers to progress to the 4th year of their Psychology honours program may defer taking up their places for one year only.

Honours deferral request

If your request to defer is approved, you must submit a new application for the next year to secure your place. For example, if you plan to defer your place in 2017, you will need to submit a new application for 2018.

Making changes to your Honours program

If you need to change your psychology honours study program for any reason, please follow the instructions outlined below.

Change in study load

When you first applied for honours, you were asked to nominate your study load as either full-time or part-time (where available). Your offer of a place was made on the basis of your selection, and your academic department has made supervision arrangements based on your choice.

Therefore, if you wish to change your study load (eg from full-time to part-time) you need to make a formal request that will be considered by the relevant academic department.

Please note that changes are not automatically approved.

Complete the Honours Request to Change Enrolment Form if you wish to change your study load.

Interruption/Withdrawal (for currently enrolled students)

If you wish to take a break from your studies, or withdraw from the program completely, you will need to request a withdrawal or interruption, depending on your circumstances. See the below scenarios for further information.

All withdrawal and interruption requests must be lodged by completing the Honours Request to Change Enrolment Form.

Scenario Process
1. You have completed one or more sessions of your honours program already and you wish to take a break and return to study at a later time (max one year).
  • Apply for an interruption
  • Department will determine whether or not this request is approved.
  • Interruption requests must be submitted before census date and require supporting documentation.
2. You wish to withdraw during the first session of your honours program; and prior to the census date. 
Note: It is University policy that if you are readmitted to your Honours program after withdrawal, no credit will be given for work previously completed in your honours program.
  • Request a withdrawal
  • No academic result recorded
  • No tuition fees due
  • Re-apply for program at later time if desired
3. You wish to withdraw during the first session of your honours program; and after the census date.
Note: It is University policy that if you are readmitted to your honours program after withdrawal, no credit will be given for work previously completed in your honours program.
  • Request a withdrawal
  • W status recorded
  • Fees payable
  • Re-apply for program at later date if desired
  • Supporting documentation is required if you wish to apply for withdrawal without financial/academic penalty
4. You have completed one or more sessions of your honours program already, but you wish to discontinue the program. 
Note: If you withdraw after completing one or more sessions, you cannot have this work credited to a new program in the future.
  • Request a withdrawal
  • If you are withdrawing from the current session, you should lodge your request prior to the census date.
  • Supporting documentation is required if you withdraw after census date and you wish to apply for withdrawal without financial/academic penalty

Extension

If you are currently studying in your final Session of your honours program and feel that you may require an extension, please contact your honours supervisor and/or convenor to discuss your case.

Extension requests are considered on an individual basis, are subject to unavoidable disruption criteria and require documentary evidence to support your case.

Please note that changes are not automatically approved.

Complete the Honours request to change enrolment form if you need to apply for an extension.

If you are not in your final session, but you are experiencing difficulty with your honours program, please contact your honours supervisor or convenor for advice. Your supervisor may be able to recommend ways to catch up on work or recommend a change to part-time status. Alternatively they may simply record the current situation so that this can be considered if you formally request an extension in your final session.

 

 

 


Need Help?

If you have any questions about Honours, please contact us as follows:

In person:
Student Connect
Building C7A,  Level 2 MUSE
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Online:  ask.mq.edu.au

Phone:  +61 2 9850 6410