2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PSYC3520 Major Project
30 creditsClass Size: 255
Module manager: Dr Chris Keyworth
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of all pass for progression modules in Level 2 of: BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology BSc Psychology (and its international and industrial variants), or BSc Psychology with Education.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module aims to give students experience of planning, researching and carrying out an empirical study, analysing and interpreting its results, writing a report and presenting the study to an audience.
The aim of this project is to give you experience of planning, researching and carrying out an empirical study, analysing and interpreting its results, writing a report and presenting the study to an audience. On completion of this module you should be able to:
1 - Perform a literature search of relevant psychological and allied sources
2 - Write a concise, coherent review of the literature in a particular area of research
3 - Design and carry out an empirical study to collect data (which may be quantitative or qualitative)
4 - Be aware of the ethical implications of their study, and design a study which takes account of these considerations
5 - Be aware of the design and practical limitations of studies in Psychology and some strategies to address these
6 - Analyse and interpret appropriately (via statistical or other methods) the data collected
7 - Present a poster of the study to an audience
8 - Write a report of the study performed using a style and format similar to journal articles of the same type of data/research
Research skills; Critical skills; Analytical skills; report-writing skills; SPSS knowledge
Regular contact with supervisor to develop an independent research project.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||284.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyStudents will have approximately 284 private study hours.
We envisage the time will be spent thus:
- Researching, conducting and writing up the project proposal: 40 hours
- Completing the ethics application: 5 hours
- Researching, conducting and writing up the empirical research project: 234 hours
- Preparation for poster presentation: 5 hours
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Regular contact with supervisor.
- Student’s project proposals will receive formative feedback from supervisors that will enable students to develop their project design.
- Ethics submission will also receive formative feedback from supervisors.
- Student's poster presentations will receive formative feedback from supervisors.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Project||(word limit: up to a MAXIMUM OF 10,000 words).||100.00|
|Presentation||Poster presentation plus 5 min oral presentation||0.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The project proposal, ethics form and poster presentation coursework must be passed for students to progress.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 23/09/2021
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