PSY40510 Advanced Psychology Skills

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will support postgraduate students to develop advanced skills associated with their research. Examples include psychometric assessment, specialised technical skills, and new research methodologies. Students registering for this module will be required to identify skills relevant to their research/study (as agreed with their supervisor) and document the process involved in developing these skills. Finally they must make a presentation to students and staff in the School of Psychology on issues in their chosen area of training.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to;1. Perform advanced research skills, 2. Document the development of these skills, 3. Identify and present on the key issues in this area.

Indicative Module Content:

Identification of an advanced research skill
Planning of a programme activity to support skill development
Completion of relevant activities
Reflection on the contribution of the activities to development

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a self-directed module. Students work with their thesis supervisor and DSP to identify an advanced skill relevant to their postgraduate research and develop a plan of activities to support the development of the skill. The written assignment encourages reflection on the process. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Postgraduate student in psychology

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: Written reflection on the development of the advanced research skill Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students have the opportunity to meet the lecturer to discuss the skills they are developing and the relevance to their research

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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