Taught course

Psychological Research Methods

University of Sheffield · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in psychology or a related discipline. Evidence of undergraduate training in statistics for Psychology is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course description

This course is designed to help you become an independent researcher, capable of explaining human behaviour using cutting- edge methodological techniques.

Working with an expert in your chosen field of psychology, you’ll become highly proficient in statistical analysis, project management and report writing.

There are lectures, seminars and workshops. You’re assessed on written coursework, presentations and a research dissertation.

Core modules

  • Multivariate Statistics for Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Current Issues in Psychological Research
  • Professional Skills for Psychologists
  • Systematically Reviewing Psychological Research
  • Research Project in Psychology


Many of our graduates go on to a PhD or other higher degree (eg a clinical psychology doctoral course), and to a research career in academia, industry or public services.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 6534