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.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
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

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY563 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Dissertation submission

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.