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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course constitutes the final year thesis for any joint honours Psychology degree. The thesis is an empirical based one, where the student collects and analyse a body of data in answer to a research question. The thesis itself begins in January and the final draft of the thesis is handed in for assessment the end of the second term. The Schools has an International Level research culture and the final year projects offer the students an opportunity to be involved in that culture. A number of the student projects have contributed towards research publications.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 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?

  • PS3520 Social Psychology (Passed)
  • PS3011 Psychological Assessment (Passed)
  • Psychology (PS) (Studied)
  • PS3518 Developmental Psychology (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either PS3009 Methodology A (Passed) or PS3015 Methodology A (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS4019 Psychology Thesis (Studied)
  • PS4034 Library-Based Thesis Project (Studied)
  • PS4039 Library-Based Thesis Project (Studied)
  • PS4509 Library-Based Thesis Project (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

A thesis based on an empirical investigation conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

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 Thesis.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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