Taught course

Psychological Research Methods

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with a classification of 2:2 or above, in Psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society or a related subject, such as Health Sciences, Computer Science, or Linguistics.

Months of entry


Course content

This course develops advanced research skills that will be very valuable whether you aspire to be a chartered psychologist or whether you intend to work in any sector that puts a premium on evidence-based methods of decision-making. These sectors include health, Human Resources and general management.

For those who would like to progress towards becoming a chartered psychologist, this course provides a rigorous preparation for the additional postgraduate research and professional training that are necessary for chartered status.

As part of the course we will teach you advanced quantitative research methods and data analysis techniques. For example you will receive hands-on training in SPSS software, the ‘R’ open source environment, Q-sort and interpretative phenomenological analysis. You will become increasingly creative in solving problems, autonomous in delivering projects and expert in communicating complex topics and outcomes.

A unique feature of our course is the inclusion of two research placements on live research projects within our psychology department. As an example, you might find yourself undertaking an empirical study that involves specialist methods of collecting and analysing psychometric data.

Information for international students

All International students are entitled to a £1000 deduction from their fees.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Helpline
0191 515 3000