Empirical Project

In Year Three, all BSc Education and Psychology students complete an Empirical Project in Education (EDUC3027 Dissertation) or Psychology (PSYC3003 Literature Review and PSYC3005 Research Paper). A supervisor* will oversee completion of the Project, providing instruction, guidance, and feedback at various stages.


Your Decision…

In Year Two, you should have started to think about whether you would like to pursue an Empirical Project in Education or in Psychology. By the end of your second year, you will have needed to inform David Galbraith (Email: D.Galbraith@soton.ac.uk) what decision you have made, so your Supervisor can be arranged and allocated for your final year. At the beginning of your third year, you will find out who your supervisor is. You should keep an eye out for messages uploaded to EduNet (your Education staff-student portal) on Blackboard and your University email account.

Remember, if you are struggling to make a decision, you can always discuss your options with your Personal Academic Tutor or with David Galbraith, who will help you to make the right decision for you. You need to think about where your interest lies. What topic(s) in your programme has stood out? What area of study would you like to pursue an in-depth empirical project in?


Your Responsibility…

Your Project Supervisor will play an important role in the successful completion of your Project. Throughout the two semesters of your final year, it is your responsibility to approach your supervisor to discuss your Empirical Project and to arrange and book meetings with your supervisor at a time that is convenient for you both. You should make sure that you arrange these meetings well in advance.


Please click here to access further information about taking an Empirical Project in Education.

Please click here to access further information about taking an Empirical Project in Psychology.

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