PSY50040 Advanced Psychology Seminars

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed to ensure that postgraduate research students are exposed to a range of advanced research closely allied to their chosen area of expertise and to ensure that they acquire the skills necessary to present their own research to a national / international audience. This self-directed module requires students to identify and attend a series of seminars / research presentations relevant to their research and to present their own research at a national or international conference(s) relevant to their PhD research programme. Students must submit a portfolio to the module co-ordinator detailing the range of seminars / research presentations attended over the course of the module. The portfolio will also include a report on the student's conference presentation(s).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate critically and to high standard current research in their chosen area.
2. Integrate, as appropriate, newly emerging research findings into their own research projects and reports.
3. Present their own research at national / international level.

Indicative Module Content:

Identification of a seminar/event relevant to your research
Attendance and engagement with the event
Preparation and delivery of a formal contribution to the event
Reflection on the contribution of the event to your research

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a self-directed module. Students work with their thesis supervisor and DSP to identify an event or activity relevant to their postgraduate research and attend the event. They also develop and deliver a formal contribution to the event in the form of an oral or other presentation. The written assignment encourages reflection on the relevance of the event to their own research. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Registered postgraduate student in School of Psychology

Learning Recommendations:

Students taking this module will, ordinarily, have completed the Level 4 module: Psy40520 Psychology Research Seminars.

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: Portfolio documenting the seminar/events engaged with, including providing copies of their contribution to the event (presentation/poster, etc). 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 module coordinator to discuss the seminars/events they are planning to attend and their planned contribution 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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