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Psychology 4, advanced level , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   735A01
On completion of the course, the student should:

- independently be able to plan, carry out and, orally and in writing, present a scientific work in one of the subareas of psychology
- independently be able to collect, qualitatively and quantitatively process, and in a scholarly way compile data
- be able to read, evaluate, critically reflect on and discuss own and others' studies
- be able to account for and apply knowledge paradigms and science theoretical paradigms in psychology
- be able to account for and use research-ethical principles regarding psychological research.
Specialisation Course, 10.5 HE credits
In consultation with examiner, literature is chosen from a field of psychology, where the students' assignment is to highlight central issues within some subareas and how these issues have been solved methodologically.

Philosophy of Science, 4.5 HE credits
This module aims for the students to acquire an overview of knowledge paradigms and science theoretical paradigms and their application in psychology.

Thesis, 15 HE credits
The student should independently in consultation with the supervisor select, delimit and define a psychological problem and highlight it with an adequate method. The work may constitute an expansion of the module Essay on Psychology 3 (or the equivalent). The work should be presented in writing and defended orally.
Parts of the course contents are introduced via lectures. Supervision is provided as support for the thesis work. Seminars, exercises and written assignments may also be included. In addition to this, the student should study independently, individually and/or in groups, and with independent thesis work.
Examination, compulsory seminars, compulsory exercises and written assignments.

An essay should be written individually and presented and defended in an open seminar, where the requirements that are set for scientific work constitute a basis for discussion. The student should publicly discuss another essay independently. The student should actively participate in at least three additional seminars.

The essay grade is based on a balance of the quality of the essay and the quality of the thesis defence and review, where the essay carries the most weight.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Passing grade in Psychology, basic course, continuation course and in-depth course, each comprising 30 HE credits (or the equivalent), of which at least 15 HE credits should comprise a degree project at in-depth level. In addition to the above, documented knowledge in Swedish and English is required, equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle studies.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Psychology 4, advanced level
Psykologi 4, avancerad nivå
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 735A01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Psychology - PSA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     PSA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-11