Research Project (PGT) PSYCH5038P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to give students the experience of designing and presenting on a cutting-edge research

project under close supervision of academic staff in psychological laboratories and writing up the results appropriately for peer-reviewed publication.


Weekly (by designated supervisor)

Requirements of Entry

At least a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or related discipline.



Written Report up to a maximum of 11000 words (90%)

Presentation on the Project (10%)

Course Aims

To give students the experience of designing, completing, discussing, and presenting on a cutting-edge research project in psychological laboratories of international standing and writing up the results for peer-reviewed publication.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

■ Develop a research question with a clear evidence-based rationale.

■ Use appropriate methodology and analytical techniques to answer the research question.

■ Write a scientific document based on the evidence they have gathered and their subsequent analysis of the data demonstrating clear understanding and interpretation of their findings and their impact on relevant fields.

■ Give a presentation relating to the project and respond to questions and discussion that arise during the project.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.