PSY563 Masters Dissertation 4 (8)

This subject is the fourth of four subjects across which students will plan, execute, and write-up a professionally relevant research project. Successful completion of this subject will require students to submit their Dissertation and have the same deemed satisfactory by two examiners.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY563. 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



One session


School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Only students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology may enrol in this subject.

Students undertaking part-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 2 of their fourth year.  Students undertaking full-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 2 of their second year.

To enrol in this subject students must have already completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, PSY562.


PSY560 and PSY561

Subject Relationships

PSY561 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY562 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY560 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the theoretical and practical implications of their data;
  • be able to identify the limitations of the study;
  • be able to communicate their findings in a professionally appropriate manner;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the research process; and
  • be able to complete and submit a dissertation.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • analysing and interpreting data
  • communicating research findings


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.