Thesis, Psychology C 15 Credits

Examensarbete, Psykologi C
First cycle, P0029A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Spring 2014 Sp 4
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Syllabus established
by 31 Jan 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2013

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

The student must have passed all courses in the first two years within the Programme of Psychology and started the course P0055A.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim
After the course the student should be able to:
  • Independently make a literature-based or an empirical thesis.
  • Orally and in writing present and defend a literature-based or an empirical thesis. extended empirical essay.

Independetly make a literature-based or an empirical thesis.

To accomplish the thesis the student is offered 7 clock hours of supervision. The supervisor is appointed by the department. The supervisor and the student(s) are supposed to make a formal agreement with respect to a supervision schedule and the content of the supervision. The agreement should in a written form and signed by both the student(s) and the supervisor. Manuscripts and other written material the the student(s) want the supervisor to read should be handed in to the supervisor no less than 1 week prior to a, in beforehand, scheduled meeting with the supervisor. The supervision can take place as face-to-face meetings and/or by the means of e-mail or telephone. The student(s) har the right to claim a supervisor within 3 semesters from the first time they were registered for the course.

The theis should be presented and defended at a mandatory students\' seminar. Such a seminar takes place at the end of every semester. The supervisor reports to the examiner when the thesis is ready for the seminar and, gives her/his permission to hand in the thesis to the examiner for the examination.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsory meetings and seminars, including one seminar for presentation and defense and one as opponent. Further participation in compulsory meetings and seminars as decided by the supervisor. To pass the course further requires e-publishing of the thesis in accordance with the rules of LTU and that the thesis is completed no later than 12 calendar months after the course has formally ended. The student can however only utilize further supervision 6 calendar months after the course has formally ended.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration,not later than five days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The form \"Registrering av examensarbete\" has to be completed and an advisor appointed before starting the thesis project work.

Transition terms

Anita Gärling

Transition terms
The course P0029A is equal to ARP324

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Friberg, F.(2006): Dags för uppsats - vägledning för litteraturbaserade examensarbeten. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.or.later). (2009). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Reference literature:
Backman, J. (2008). Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteratur..

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

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