The content will vary according to the research area. This module will:

  • Enable the student to formulate and carry out all the phases of a research study under the guidance of an experienced supervisor
  • Allow the student to gain insight and first-hand experience of the research process in Psychology
  • Enable the student to develop skills in organisation, project management, team-work and communication
  • Give the student experience and confidence in public presentation of their work in a professional setting. Chairing oral presentation settings and asking pertinent research questions in public


  • Independent study and research, guided by the supervisor


  • 5% project outline
  • 10% project presentation
  • 85% final project report

Reassessment: None

Key skills

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Gathering information
  • Analysing data
  • Report writing
  • Computing and IT 
  • Organisation and planning
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Using initiative
  • Flexibility