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Thesis research resources

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Thesis research resources for psychology students.

Thesis supervision

We strongly advise students to take early action to find a supervisor for their Research Project or Thesis.We suggest you arrange supervision prior to enrolment in any of the research courses. Your enrolment will not be confirmed until supervision arrangements have been finalised and the Agreement to Supervise form has been signed by you and by your supervisor.
The link to the Agreement to Supervise form is Agreement to Supervise Postgraduate Research Form (355 KB)
(It should be completed electronically in Adobe Acrobat Reader at each stage.)

Find a thesis topic and supervisor.

Due Dates for theses, projects and research reports.

Honours reports

175.799 Research Report (30 credits) is due on 15 November

The marking guidance that is sent to examiners for this report is attached here for your information (please note this is a guide only, not a rubric assigning certain points to certain features). Examiners are asked to provide an overall grade for the report. Honours marking guidance (149 KB)

Masters theses (120cr) and Research reports (60cr)

While your Portal may show that your Masters qualification ends at the end of Semester 2, for thesis submission it’s the due date for the course that matters. These are:

175.894 Thesis 120cr Part 1 will be given a Continuing (CT) grade.

175.896 Thesis 120cr Part 2 and 175.873 Research Report Psychology (60cr):

  • Double Semester: near the end of February.
  • Semester One Full semester: near the end of June.
  • Semester Two Non-standard: near the end of February.  

The due dates vary slightly from year to year. You can check them here:

Research reports:

School of Psychology Postgraduate Handbook

The School of Psychology Postgraduate Handbook is an essential guide to successful postgraduate study.

Psychology Postgraduate Handbook 2022 (606 KB)

It contains information about our postgraduate programme including:

  • Staff contact details
  • Funding sources
  • Important dates
  • Thesis preparation, including supervision, ethics and data analysis
  • Thesis presentation and publication
  • Massey resources

Ethics, forms and funding sources

Find information about ethics, forms and funding sources including:

  • Ethics approval processes
  • Postgraduate supervisor agreement form
  • Links to doctoral degree administration forms
  • Scholarships, awards and School of Psychology funds