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Psychology 5, 60 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
SUBJECT AREA   Psykologi - PSA
  COURSE CODE   735A14
After completion of the course the student should independently be able to:
- thoroughly account for and apply psychological knowledge, including both general knowledge of psychology and expert knowledge within chosen area of thesis work
- account for and apply psychological research methods within chosen area of thesis work
- critically and systematically integrate knowledge, analyze, judge and handle complex phenomena, questions and situations within chosen area of thesis work
- critically and creatively identify and formulate research questions, plan and with appropriate methods carry through qualified tasks within given time frames and by that contribute to knowledge development within psychology and evaluate this work
- in national, as well as international contexts, in speech and writing, clearly account for and discuss scientific conclusions, and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different groups
- participate in research and development within psychology or independently work in other qualified areas where psychological competence is needed
- make assessments in psychology informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to apply ethical principles of research and development work
- account for the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how its used
- identify the personal need for further psychological knowledge and take responsibility for her or his ongoing learning
The course begins with two modules of 7,5hp each that will cover modern research, trends and debates within each chosen area of psychology. The course content will be related to and exemplified by the instructors’ ongoing research within the chosen area of psychology.

Master Thesis preparation course, 15hp
In this course the student, in cooperation with her/his supervisor, prepare the master thesis work through a survey of research areas, study of relevant psychological research methods and philosophy of science relevant for the master thesis.

Master Thesis in Psychology, 30hp
In this course the student conduct an empirical study in psychology, write and defend a master’s thesis.
The course consists of lectures, seminars and mandatory course assignments. The main part of the course consists of individual thesis work guided by a supervisor. In addition the students are expected to engage in individual studies. Language of instruction: English.
The course is examined by individual written exams, active participation in seminars and mandatory course assignments. Written master’s thesis, an oral defense of the thesis and an opposition of another student’s thesis.

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.

Passed Psychology 1, Psychology 2, Psychology 3, Psychology 4, each 30 hp with at least 15 hp independent work at Bachelor-level and 15 hp of independent work at an Masters-level. (or equivalent).
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded on the following scale: Pass with distinction; Pass; Fail.
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 5
Psykologi 5
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
Registrar No: 2009-00139   Course Code: 735A14      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Psykologi - 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 2009-12-04
Latest revision 2011-02-18