PSY722 Doctoral Dissertation (Psychology)(Full Time) (64)

The doctoral dissertation involves conceptualising, planning, implementing, and writing up a program of research which extends knowledge in the practice of psychology.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

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

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Subject Information

Grading System



Four sessions


School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to Doctor of Psychology students

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • The objective of the doctoral dissertation is to prepare students to be leaders in the professional practice of psychology by enhancing their synthetic and analytic skills, and their capacity to plan and execute programs of research. The dissertation should make a distinctive contribution to the practice of psychology and provide evidence of the student's scholarship and originality.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Students design and implement an empirical study that is of a clinical or forensic nature.

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.Students will attend 5 days of residential school per year.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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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.