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  1. PostgraduateOptions 2015 • BSc Honours • Masters • Cross-Cultural Part 1 • Masters Part 2 • BA or BSc • or GradDipSc • Masters Cognitive and • Behavioural • Neuroscience Part 1 • Ph.D. • Masters Forensic Part 1 PGDipClinPsyc – Clinical Programme

  2. Preparing for Postgrad • B+ average in 4 best 300 level PSYC courses • Research experience • SCIE306 • STAT292 • Double major • Funding • • Tutor/TA positions advertised 6th floor notice board

  3. MSc. Cross-cultural Psychology • Do you plan to work with culturally diverse groups, to undertake research and policy analysis, or to broadly study culture and its consequences for human behaviour? • The MSc in Cross-cultural Psych is for you! • 2 year structured programme • Potential for a exchange to the University of Hawai’i • Opportunities to work with the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research

  4. MSc in Forensic Psychology • Who is it for? • Students who are interested in psychology applied to criminal and legal domains • What is special or unique about the programme? • Only Masters in forensic psychology in NZ • Who contributes? • Devon Polaschek, Clare-Ann Fortune, Deirdre Brown, Tony Ward, Maryanne Garry, Russil Durrant (Crim) • What does it prepare you for? • May lead to research, policy or practice roles within: • Police, Corrections, Ministry of Justice

  5. Masters in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience • Broad exposure to research in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience (e.g., animal behaviour techniques, drug research, TMS, EEG, eyetracking, neuropsychological assessment) • In-depth thesis project in one research area • Staff: Sue Schenk, Bart Ellenbroek, Dave Harper, Maree Hunt, Katie Brennan, Anne Macaskill, Carolyn Wilshire, Gina Grimshaw, Christel Devue • Prepare for: Further study in cognitive or behavioural neuroscience, research careers in academia, industry, and healthcare

  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology • Applications are already in! • If you are awaiting outcome, enrol in Honours or Part 1 or Masters; your enrolment will change automatically if you are accepted. • You still need a 489 supervisor!

  7. Honour'sProgramme What do I need to get into Honours? • B+ GPA taken from your four best 300 level PSYC courses • Satisfactory completion of PSYC 325 or approved alternative • A SCI 306 cannot be included as one of your four best courses unless there are exceptional circumstances • Honours intake is subject to staffing resources in any one year (this may mean a B+ is not a guaranteed entry) How do I apply for Honours? • Online Enrolment system • Deadline - 10 December 2014

  8. Honour'sProgramme Selecting Your Courses [1] • Select courses wisely - read the prospectus, check for pre-requisites and recommended courses • Make sure you select alternative courses when enrolling-3 for each trimester. You may miss getting into preferred courses if you don’t do this. • Yes! you can take a 400 level course outside of PSYC • Yes! You can study Honours part-time (must do Psyc 489 in consecutive trimesters

  9. Honour'sProgramme Selecting your courses [2] • Entry to courses is based on the GPA for your four best Stage 3 Psychology courses • Courses have limits of 15 students but under some circumstances co-ordinators will take higher enrolments for their course • The following courses have more limited entry because they are required for Clinical and/or Special Masters programme students: Psyc 412 and 442 (Forensic/Clinical); Psyc 417, 409, 424, 444, 445, 448, 422 (to a lesser extent); 404 typically has 3-4 x as many applications as places available

  10. Honour'sProgramme Psyc 489 Dissertation [1] • Project is a 2 trimester study • Most lecturers will supervise 2 to 3 students • Different kinds of projects with different supervisors and research labs • Written research report and a poster presentation

  11. Honour'sProgramme Who to talk to about Honours? • Sue Jackson, Graduate Coordinator • Wendy Ward, Administrator • Academic Staff • Tutors, Postgrads, people you know What should you start thinking about? • PSYC 489 – attend Poster Session Friday Oct. 17, 11-1 • Research Areas  talk to academic staff

  12. Honour'sProgramme How do I find a supervisor? • Research topics for 2015 are available on your hand-out and the School of Psychology website (under Honours). A copy will also be available on Psyc 325 Blackboard. • Email the supervisor who is offering a project in your area of interest to ask about the possibility of working with him/her. • Your first choice of topic/supervisor may not be available so it’s a good idea to identify several projects of interest

  13. Honours is great because… “You get to have an actual opinion on things” “You get more freedom to direct your own learning” “We only have 6 hours of class per week!” “It teaches us how to manage ourselves and our learning” “You make new friends!” “Your writing gets wayyyyyyybetter!” “You get to work with some brilliant people” “You really get to focus on what you enjoy, rather than being forced to learn stuff you don't think is relevant or enjoy” “Unlike undergrad you actually learn to think critically about what you read, and have way more contact with the lecturers actually doing the research you read in undergrad “Although it is quite stressful you'll meet awesome people who will help you through”

  14. Honours is great because… “Honoursis great because you start to get treated like an academic, you have your own ideas and can come up with your own theories and people take you seriously! And the 489 is awesome because it's basically creating something or discovering something that no one has really done before” "I think Hons is a daunting and scary year with huge amounts of work and an intense pressure that never seems to end. But if you manage to deal with it, you will learn more about what interests you, the actual inner-workings of the psychology world and how to apply your knowledge in this year than you did in all of undergrad combined. So those 3rd years who are considering applying should absolutely do so. Because coming from someone who hates social interaction with a passion, it was the most valuable experience I've had meeting these people and I'm glad I did so."

  15. Get more info • SCIE306 – EA527 (Staff room) • Honours – EA407 (stay here!) • Forensic – EA 405A • CBNS – EA405B • Cross-cultural – EA 302A (Cross-cultural lab) • Clinical – EA411 • Drop by the staffroom when you are done for more QA, drinks and nibbles.