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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course constitutes the final year thesis for the single honours Behavioural Studies degree.  The project within the Behavioural Studies programme is a Library based one. Students perform a literature search focused on a topic or question agreed with their supervisor. Students produce under supervision a literature review in answer to a research question. For single honours students the thesis itself begins in September and the final draft of the thesis is handed in for assessment in the beginning of May.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • PS3518 Developmental Psychology (Passed)
  • PS3519 Memory and Language (Passed)
  • One of MA Behavioural Studies with French (Studied) or MA Behavioural Studies with Gaelic Studies (Studied) or MA Behavioural Studies with German (Studied) or MA Behavioural Studies (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Studies with Gaelic (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Studies with German (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Studies with French (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Studies (Studied)
  • PS3012 Perception (Passed)
  • PS3011 Psychological Assessment (Passed)
  • PS3014 Biological Psychology (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • PS3520 Social Psychology (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS4019 Psychology Thesis (Studied)
  • PS4038 Psychology Joint Honours Thesis (Studied)
  • PS4039 Library-Based Thesis Project (Studied)
  • PS4507 Research Project Joint Honours (Studied)
  • PS4509 Library-Based Thesis Project (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to students completing a Behavioural Studies degree.

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: Submission of an honours thesis. Resit: Resubmission of an honours thesis.

Formative Assessment

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


Feedback is provided to students from the supervisor.

Course Learning Outcomes


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