PSY530 Masters Dissertation (32)


In this subject, students will be required to plan and execute a research based, professionally relevant project which may have multiple components.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
Online*Bathurst Campus
Session 2
Online*Bathurst Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY530
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Four sessionsHD/FLSchool of Psychology

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Clinical Psychology students only
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
PSY524 or PSY540PSY500

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate their research skills by designing, carrying out and reporting a piece of empirical research.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • - The completion of a proposed research project and the writing of a report in APA format. The research proposal may have been developed in PSY524 or PSY540.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 2.5 day residential school. The residential school is intended to serve a number of functions
• to review students’ selection and use of research methodologies
• to enhance students’ appreciation of contemporary scholarship in clinical psychology
Activities include
• staff and student presentations of research proposals
• student self-evaluation tasks


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.