Taught course


Sheffield Hallam University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Normally, an honours degree in a suitable subject. This should usually include a minimum of 180 credits of psychology with reasonable coverage of research methods and statistics (or equivalent). If your first language is not English, you need to have achieved IELTS 6.5 overall score and 6.5 in writing skills with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. If you have suitable qualifications or experience you may be exempt from some modules.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Develop your existing knowledge of research methodologies, alongside debates surrounding their use, on this research-based course. You receive training in qualitative and quantitative methods to develop an area of specialism in psychology. The dissertation that you submit at the end of your studies can form part of a PhD.

Key points
• Study a range of research methods including experimental design and case study.
• Develop your research around a particular subject towards a PhD or a professional role.
• Find the right supervisor for your research with staff involved in a wide range of fields.
• Fit studies around other commitments with the choice of daytime or evening sessions.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
various months
full time
various months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 2430