Taught course

Psychological Research Methods with Data Science

University of Sheffield · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology, or a closely related discipline.

We’ll also consider your application (after an interview) if you have relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

We’ll give you training on how to process and transform large scientific data sets in order to uncover hidden patterns that can be applied to real-world organisational and psychological problems. You'll develop skills in the programming language Python and learn how to use, when to use, and how to interpret the output from, specialist statistics software.

Alongside your training in data science, you'll learn the latest techniques for cutting-edge psychology research, which range from neuroimaging and multivariate statistics, to clinical trial design and qualitative interview methods. You'll also receive professional skills training in research ethics and presenting to an academic audience.
Demand is growing for data scientists. With your practical skills in handling and interpreting data, coupled with an understanding of the ethical implications of using data to predict and influence human behaviour, you'll be well equipped to pursue an exciting career in a range of industries.
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

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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