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PS20028: Psychology placement

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Reflective report (CW 50%)
  • Research proposal (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: Students 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.

Aims: To provide the experience of work in a professional psychology context, to facilitate the acquisition and practice of transferable professional research skills.

Skills: Students will develop planning skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, experience group work and response to leadership, learn how to make appropriate decisions.

Content: Students will undertake a placement 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).

Programme availability:

PS20028 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
  • UHPS-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Psychology with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UHPS-AKM03 : MSci(Hons) Psychology with Year long work placement (Year 3)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23.
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