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PS4019: PSYCHOLOGY THESIS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26

Course Overview

This course constitutes the final year thesis for the single honours Psychology degree. The thesis is an empirical based one, where the student collects and analyse a body of data in answer to a research question. The thesis itself begins in September and the final draft of the thesis is handed in for assessment the end of the second term. The Schools has an International Level research culture and the final year projects offer the students an opportunity to be involved in that culture. A number of the student projects have contributed towards research publications.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Paul Bishop

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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Course Description

This course will impart and develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct psychological research.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Gaelic
  • MA Psychology
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Non-Graduating Student in Science Iss
  • Psychology Major

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Submission of an honours Thesis. Resit: Resubmission of Thesis.

Formative Assessment

Students receive formative feedback from their supervisor for the duration of the project.


Feedback is provided to students from the supervisor and also from other members of staff at a poster session arranged at the start of the second half-session.

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