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PS302 - Third Year Project

  • Module code: PS302
  • Module name: Third Year Project
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims: to develop students' research skills; to provide experience in carrying out psychological research with appropriate supervision; to develop data analysis skills and key skills such as communication, time management, and working with others.

Principal learning outcomes

"Students who successfully complete this module will be able to demonstrate that they can: understand and critically evaluate relevant existing research; formulate a testable hypothesis or research question and set it in the context of the existing research literature; design, plan, and carry out a piece of empirical research within a defined period; appreciate the ethical context of psychological research; analyse and present data; draw appropriate conclusions from a piece of empirical research; recognise the theoretical, practical, and methodological implications and limitations of their research; communicate research findings orally and in a written report. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 22 weeks. After an informational meeting at the beginning of term, students meet regularly with their project supervisor.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PS302-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 95%
Assessed Course Work 5%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 3
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