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Unit information: Research Project Major in 2016/17

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Unit name Research Project Major
Unit code PSYC31013
Credit points 40
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Benton
Open unit status Not open

Year 2 course forming part of a Single or Joint Honours programme in Psychology


Year 3 units as required for a Single or Joint Honours programme in Psychology

School/department School of Psychological Science
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences


Mandatory for Single Honours students. The main body of the project is not to exceed 6,000 words (excluding the reference list, tables and appendices). The project is to be based on empirical investigations carried out by the student, with guidance from the project Supervisor (approx. 12 tutorials). Students should aim to achieve the format required in journal articles (journals of the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society serve as exemplars).

Intended learning outcomes

The project is an opportunity for you to put into practice the research skills that you have developed over the first 2 years of the programme. Working with the guidance of a supervisor, you will design, develop, run, analyse and write up a piece of original research.

Teaching details

Independent work with supervisor.

Assessment Details

Final unit mark based on project.

Reading and References