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PS20028: Psychology placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PL 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Placement (PL 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To provide the experience of work in a professional psychology context, to facilitate the acquisition and practice of transferable professional research skills.
Students will develop planning skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, experience group work and response to leadership, learn how to make appropriate decisions. They will have the opportunity to apply psychological knowledge acquired in the first two years of the programme. They will normally have the opportunity to undertake an independent research study under supervision, which will form the basis of their dissertation work in the final year.

Students will spend 30 weeks attached to an approved supervisor in a professional psychology field. The placement is assessed on satisfactory attendance and submission of 4 reports:
* preliminary (pass/fail);
* preliminary research proposal (pass/fail);
* main research proposal & ethics submission (pass/fail);
* final placement report (assessed 100% coursework).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS20028 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
  • UHPS-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Psychology with Year long work placement (Year 3)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.