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Thesis & Final Year Project Submission Guide: Course Guidelines

In the Department of Psychology, the final year project is a 15 credit module which gives you the opportunity to conduct a small scale independent piece of research in psychology. This will entail the systematic design, execution and analysis of an empirical psychological study, which will be written up as an 8,000‐10,000 word dissertation. This manual is intended to provide you with the information required to complete the final year project. It contains material that will help you in carrying out the research, writing and structuring the report, and advice on how to organise your work schedule.

NCI Library Referencing Guides

Check out the new 5th edition of the NCI Library Referencing Guide and Quick Guides. This guide provides further details on how to reference sources throughout your written work. You can collect a hard copy of our guide at the NCI Library or access the pdf copy by selecting the title above or the icon to the left.

NCI Library Referencing Guide, 5th edition

Harvard Referencing Quick Guide

APA Referencing Quick Guide

IEEE Referencing Quick Guide


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