20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: PSY101

PSY101, PSY104, and at least 40 credits of Level 2 PSY modules

Aims/Description: The extended essay is intended to give students an opportunity to study in some depth a topic of particular interest to them within the subject of Psychology. The topic must be approved by the supervisor. The essay will not entail the student conducting empirical research. Rather, it is intended to provide an opportunity for the student to write critically about a selected area in considerably more depth than is possible in a tutorial essay. The work is presented as a typed essay no longer than 3000 words not including abstract or references.

Restrictions on availability: Psychology students only.

Staff Contact: RILEY TIMOTHY B
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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