Thesis 1

Unit code: APC7901 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park


This unit is the first of two units designed to provide students with experience in planning, conducting, analysing and reporting a thesis in an area of specialisation relevant to Clinical or Community Psychology. Building on the research proposal developed in APC6089, this work prepares students for conducting the thesis project, and reporting the research in APC7902 Thesis 2. Students will work with a thesis supervisor to refine a research question, become familiar with and critically review relevant literature, and develop a detailed methodology plan.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the literature associated with the proposed thesis project;
  2. Investigate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise complex information in their field of study; and
  3. Design and elucidate the methodological components for the proposed thesis project.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Review
Grade: Pass/Fail
Literature review (3000 words)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: Pass/Fail
Methodology plan (2500 words)

Required reading


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