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PS5903: RESEARCH PROJECT (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Students will complete an empirical project, under the supervision of a member of staff, where the student collects and analyses data in answer to a specific research question.   The aim is to further develop the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out psychological research at a very high standard.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Sutherland

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Psychological Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will provide students with the opportunity to complete a profession level piece of research under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Students will develop a research proposal based on the current research literature. They will implement this proposal, developing materials, running the study and analyse and interpreting their data. They will then produce a report on their project which will be the main form of assessment for the course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Psychological Studies

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: One 7,000 word empirical project report (80%), one 1,000 word project rationale (20%)

Resit: Students will resubmit failed report

Formative Assessment




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