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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

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

Grading System



Four sessions


School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Clinical Psychology students only


PSY524 or PSY540

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This 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 2.5 day Compulsory 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.