Taught course

Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

Course content

You'll be taught advanced statistical skills and the latest research methods in cutting-edge psychology research, ready for clinical training, a PhD or an exciting psychological career. Your statistical training is led by professional statistician Dr Chris Stride who will teach you the latest statistical techniques, including confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling (using Mplus software), multilevel modelling and generalised linear models. Throughout your course, we'll teach you the skills you need and give you the opportunities to apply them to the area of psychology that you're interested in: from cognitive and developmental, to social and clinical psychology

Throughout your course you’ll gain an understanding of ethical issues in research, learn how to write a grant proposal and develop your presentation skills to take part in our annual student-led summer conference.

The Research Project and Systematic Literature Review course components, which include coverage of meta-analysis, give you the opportunity to focus on a chosen psychological research question under the supervision of one of our world-class researchers. You’ll put your new research methods knowledge into practice while addressing an issue at the cutting edge of psychology. You'll also choose a supervisor from an area of psychology that matches your research interests and future career aspirations within cognitive, developmental, social or clinical psychology. It's common for MSc research projects and literature reviews to form the basis of publications in a peer-reviewed journal.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
psy-pg-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6533