Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Developmental Science (PSYL11114)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The student will conduct a research project in a field relevant to developmental cognitive science.
Students who have been progressed to the dissertation element of their programme are required to write a dissertation of up to 8,000 words. By the middle of the second semester (or fourth for part time students), at the latest, you should have discussed your potential dissertation project with relevant members of staff, and should be on the way to agreeing a dissertation supervisor.
Although your dissertation supervisor will guide you through the research process, you will find yourself having to learn a number of skills throughout the course of the dissertation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||We recommend that a typical dissertation is around 6000 words long, excluding any appendices and the abstract. However, it can be shorter or longer depending on what is most appropriate for the particular project (the supervisor can advise on this). The dissertation will be marked based on the quality of the work and not on the number of words, and you should aim to be concise where possible. The maximum word count is 8000; exceeding this requires the supervisor's permission
||Detailed comments after marking is complete.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- design and set up a research project
- manage data collection
- apply appropriate analysis techniques to the data
- interpret and report data in the style appropriate for publication
- write up a dissertation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Bonnie Auyeung
|Course secretary||Ms Pilar Rodriguez Couceiro
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002