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PS5903: RESEARCH PROJECT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:52


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 Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Constanze Hesse

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

  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Master Of Science In 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)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

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Course Learning Outcomes

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