Module title: Honours Project in Psychology

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: PSY10100
Module leader: Rory MacLean
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rory MacLean
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The majority of learning will be student-led and will involve independent learning activities directed towards the chosen topic (LOs 1-5). Students will be assigned a project supervisor, who will support the student through one-to-one meetings to discuss issues related to their project (max. of 8 hours face-to-face supervision per student); the nature and format of these meetings will depend on the research topic at hand. In addition, class workshops will support students at key points over the course of the project.

Formative Assessment:
There will be several opportunities for formative assessment throughout the two trimesters. Early in Trimester 1, students will submit a brief project proposal to their project supervisors, who will comment on the feasibility of the project (LOs 1-4). Later in Trimester 1, students will submit and receive feedback on an application for ethical approval (LO 4). Students will also have the opportunity to submit draft sections of their projects to supervisors to gain feedback, with the final draft being submitted by week 9, Trimester 2 (LOs 1-5).

Summative Assessment:
There will be one summative assessment for the module: the final project (week 12, Tri 2; LOs 1-5). This will be an 8,000-word empirical project on a psychology topic.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 8
Face To Face Lecture 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 384
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Final Year Project 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 27 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100