Advanced Research Project: Proposal Development - PSYC9970

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 7 4 (2) David Kelly checkmark-circle


To provide students with an understanding of academic research and an ability to identify and utilise appropriate strategies and techniques for the purpose of individual investigation, research and practice within a subject specific area of their course route. This module will prepare students to undertake the dissertation module in Stage 2 of their course.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 40


Non-contributory on Psychology postgraduate taught courses (with the exception of Forensic Psychology)

Method of assessment


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Indicative reading

There is no reading list for this module. Students are required to conduct their own literature searches, typically with advice from supervisors.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate research attitudes, knowledge, and skills applicable to their intended research focus.
8.2 Identify relevant and feasible areas of research in in Psychology and related disciplines for the purpose of individual investigation.
8.3 Identify major research approaches and methodologies and their relevance and appropriateness to research.
8.4 Select a topic from the course and/or their own experience which will provide suitable scope for research in the dissertation.
8.5 Critically apply research approaches and methods, and project management techniques, in the design and planning of a research programme approved for research in the postgraduate dissertation.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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