Students are expected to recognise their own personal development needs and to identify a placement which will address these goals and training needs in order to develop specific skills for example, use of relevant software of advanced research methods, or to gain experience within a relevant setting to strengthen employability, or to learn more about what possible career paths might entail, such as working within an applied context. MSc students undertake a variety of placements, such as Research Assistant on a research project in Psychology at Stirling, or at another institution, work-shadowing in an applied setting (e.g. within a clinical or educational context), working within a relevant voluntary organisation, business or even an industrial partner and learning about how to communicate science to the public (e.g. at a science centre or zoo).
Semester availability: Spring
Coordinator: Professor Phyllis C Lee
SCQF Credit: 20
SCQF Level: 11