Taught course

Psychological Research Methods and Advanced Statistics

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

Specialist training in advanced statistical methods is becoming highly desirable and qualifications with a statistics component make students highly employable, especially in newly emerging sectors like data science. This degree is excellent preparation for these areas of work or for a PhD with any sort of quantitative dimension.

Training is provided by a professional statistician who receives excellent teaching ratings year-on-year from psychology students.

Core modules

  • Research Project with Advanced Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Intermediate Multivariate Statistics for Psychology
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Psychologists
  • Systematically Reviewing Psychological Research
  • Professional Skills for Psychologists


This degree will put you in a good position to obtain a graduate job that requires strong quantitative skills, such as market research, analytics or data science.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years full-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