Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The Forensic Psychology research project/Dissertation is a sustained and intensive investigation of one topic relevant to the course and the students interests. A scholarly document in the form of a journal article of up to 8000 words is presented in accordance with academic conventions, demonstrating achievement of high level cognitive and intellectual skills. A poster presentation to a postgraduate conference demonstrates skills of delivering complex material to a broader audience, both academic and professional.
The content of the journal article will vary according to the individual interests of the student and will be based upon a proposal approved via a formal process.
The dissertation will have clear objectives, deploy appropriate methodologies in pursuit of those objectives, and draw conclusions which are set within the context of existing knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the field.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Demonstrate mastery of a chosen subject area, including a familiarity with existing knowledge within the field, and a critical understanding of theoretical perspectives;
2. Formulate research questions which address gaps in understanding and challenges for achieving sustainability in real-world settings;
3. Choose, justify, conduct and evaluate methods for investigating a topic including data collection and analysis, with due regard for ethical and professional standards;
4. Present findings in registers appropriate both for scholarly publication, and for broader audiences including professional or commercial clients.
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