APSY660-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023


90 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Graduate School.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


A supervised research dissertation. Candidates enrolled for APSY660 Dissertation must present a dissertation to the Postgraduate Office no later than 1 February of the year following enrolment in the course.

In this course you conduct independent research and write a dissertation under the guidance of a supervisor. The dissertation will present the results of a research investigation into an area relevant to organisational psychology. The topic of your dissertation is decided on in collaboration with your supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design a study that will allow the research questions to be answered, or hypotheses to be tested
  • Conduct the appropriate analyses to answer research questions, or test hypotheses
  • Write a dissertation, including literature review, methods, results, discussion
  • Reflect on results, limitations, and strengths of research project
  • Outline implications of results for research and practitioners
  • Contribute to a community or researchers in the APSY660 cohort
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to the approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Katharina Naswall

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $6,088.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 17

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All APSY660 Occurrences

  • APSY660-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023