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Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04

Course Overview

This brief course provides an introduction to the essential skills and information you will need to study psychology as a postgraduate student.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Constanze Hesse

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept) or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September) or Msc In Psychological Studies With Mental Health (September Start)

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

This course provides you with an introduction to the skills required to study psychology at a postgraduate level. The sessions include an introduction to studying psychology as a science, an introduction to ethical issues in psychological research, academic writing skills and referencing in psychology, and career options available in psychology.

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


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the different career paths available to people who have studied Psychology.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand the basics of how to approach assessments, access resources, and produce written work in Psychology.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand the scientific approach to studying psychology.

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