Module Details

PA915-7-FY-CO: Research Skills And Methods In Depth Psychology

Year: 2017/18
Department: Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: Yes
Outside Option: No
Comments: Pre or co Requisite is PA981 (Dissertation) or some other relevant research project approved by the module co-ordinator. The module essentially gives support to students essays and dissertation development as well as fostering general research skills and critical thinking.

Supervisor: Dr Jochem Willemsen
Teaching Staff: Carol Jaensch; Sue Kegerreis; Kevin Lu; Matt ffytche; Leonardo Nascimento; Chris Tanner; Jochem Willemsen
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Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

The Research Skills and Methods forum is designed to bring students from both psychoanalytic and Jungian MA streams together, as well as from Psychosocial Studies and Management and Organisational Dynamics, and draws on the expertise of staff in all these fields to teach some of the fundamentals of MA research. Some of the sessions throughout the year will be devoted to work on your Dissertation topic. The Dissertation is a major component of all MA studies at the Centre and is weighted to represent a third of the overall MA assessment. You may arrive with a very specific topic in mind, or an idea may develop out of your engagement with material on the course modules, or in discussion with your tutor. In any case, you should begin preparations for your Dissertation from early on in your studies, and the Research Skills and Methods forum is designed to support you in developing your Dissertation ideas, as well as fostering general research skills, and providing guidelines on best practice in essay writing.

Learning and Teaching Methods



100 per cent Coursework Mark


The module will be assessed by three components 1. Formative essay (autumn term) 10 percent on a pass or fail basis. 2. Dissertation proposal draft, 2000 words (spring term) 70 percent 3. Oral presentation on dissertation topic, 15 minutes with discussion (summer term) 20 percent

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