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PS4040 Psychology Review

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in a Psychology Honours programme.
Planned timetable:Not applicable.

This module will foster the abilities needed to search, collate and integrate an extensive area of psychological literature. Emphasis will be placed on analytical and methodological issues, and this module therefore complements PS3021 and PS3022. A systematic approach to the analysis of a specific body of literature will be encouraged. Students are invited to identify preferred subject matters so long as they fall within the area of the supervisor's expertise. Supervision will be given to aid students in the collation, planning and organisational phases of their work. The review will be limited to 4,000 words.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Single Honours Psychology, Psychology with Biology, Psychology with Film Studies, Psychology with Geography. Compulsory for BPS Recognition.

Optional for Joint Honours Psychology without BPS recognition.

UG Pre-requisite(s):Average grade of 11 or better in PS2001 and PS2002 from the first sitting or permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser
UG Co-requisite(s):PS3021 and PS3022. This module is normally completed in the first year of the Honours Programme.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Individual supervision by pre-assigned member of staff.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 10
  • Guided independent study: 90

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Review = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr R Sprengelmeyer
Module teaching staff:Dr R Sprengelmeyer