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PS4050 Psychology Project (30)

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:Not applicable.

The aim of the project is to develop and foster the skills of experimental design, appropriate research management and statistical analysis. A wide choice of topics is possible, but the skills developed in modules PS3021, PS3022 and PS4040 are an essential preparation. The empirical part of the project may be conducted with another student, to allow greater research scope and the choice of more realistic problems, but all analysis and report-writing must be carried out individually. Topics range over all areas of psychology under active investigation in the School, and effort is made to arrange for students to work in one of their preferred areas.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


PS4050 or PS4299 or PS4796 or PS4797 or PN4299 is compulsory for Single Honours Psychology. PS4050 or PS4796 is compulsory for Joint Honours Psychology with BPS recognition. BL4200 or PS4050 or PS4796 - PS4797 is compulsory for Psychology with Biology.

UG Pre-requisite(s):PS4040, PS3021 and PS3022. Average grade of 11 or better in PS2001 and PS2002 from the first sitting or permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser
UG Anti-requisite(s):BL4200, PN4299, PS4299, PS4796, PS4797

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Individual supervision by pre-assigned member of staff
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 30
  • Guided independent study: 270

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Dissertation = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Dissertation = 100% Re-assessment may include collecting further data


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