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PS5903: RESEARCH PROJECT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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

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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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