PSYC470-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Research Project

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


The Research Project is a compulsory component of the BSc(Hons) degree and may be included as one of the courses for the BA(Hons) degree and PGDipSci and Part I of a Masters degree. The project requires the completion of a research project where the work is performed under the close direction of a designated supervisor. Intending project students may discuss ideas in the first instance with the 400-level Coordinator.

PSYC470 and PSYC475 provide students with an opportunity to carry out a piece of independent research under the close supervision of a designated member of the academic staff of the School.

Completion of PSYC470 is a compulsory requirement of a BSc (Hons) degree majoring in Psychology and may be included as one of the papers for the BA (Hons) degree, the PGDipSc and Part I of a Masters degree. Most projects will involve the student collecting empirical data. A literature review is not permissible as a project. However, a non-empirical project can be completed as long as it shows critical and original thinking.

Students will be required to prepare a report on their research activity using standard APA format.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 27 Feb
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 340
17 Oct - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Kumar Yogeeswaran


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Project 100%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,101.00

* 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 70

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

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