Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Dissertation I, II and III
Course Code CP530 - CP532
Number of Credits 12
Contact Hours Per Week
CP530 : 15 weeks
CP531: 15 weeks
CP532: 15 weeks
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CP516 Research Methods in Counselling Psychology &
CP518 Research Workshops and Seminars in Counselling Psychology
Dimension Research 
Course Aims
This course aims to engage students in conducting their own research studies in counseling psychology independently under the supervision of departmental staff. Students are required to demonstrate their ability in formulating research hypotheses, conduct research studies in psychology, present research findings and write their theses in APA format.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

1. Apply concepts and knowledge in Counselling Psychology in a research setting;
2. Demonstrate understanding of the relevant literatures in Counselling Psychology;
3. Choose appropriate methodologies for research studies;
4. Analyse data with appropriate statistical methods;
5. Present research orally in a professional way;
6. Write a research dissertation with professional designated standards
Assessment Tasks
Poster Presentation 1
Presentation of Research Findings 1
Dissertation 2
Final Grade
First Semester Taks
Second Semester Task
*All assessment tasks will be graded by a second marker which will contribute to 30% of them. A meeting between the supervisor and the second marker will be called if their grades to an assessment task differ greater than one full grade.
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