Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics
Department of Psychology,
Faculty of Science
Develop the statistical methods and specialist software skills that are needed to handle and interpret large datasets documenting human behaviour, led by an experienced statistician.
Your statistical training will teach you the latest advanced techniques including structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling and generalised linear models (using R software). During your psychological research methods training, you’ll learn a broad range of research techniques from behavioural genetics, diary study methodologies, neuroimaging and qualitative interviews, before bringing it all together during your Research Project with Advanced Statistics.
Psychological Research Methods at Sheffield
In addition to Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics, at Sheffield we offer two other specialist masters courses in this area that allow you to specialise further and develop the skills you need for a successful career:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
You’ll learn through small-group teaching in a mixture of seminars, workshops and one-to-one supervision.
All assessment is coursework-based.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Previous graduates have gone on to PhD training with an advanced quantitative dimension in neuroimaging, health psychology and social psychology. Others have found employment in the higher education, health or charity sectors with job roles such as:
- Graduate Statistical Analyst or Programme Analyst in Higher Education.
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Assistant Psychologist or Research Assistant in NHS trusts or other public health organisations.
- Psychological Researcher or Lecturer in academia.
I was lucky enough to have a fabulous supervisor that gave me great opportunities for research in depression and anxiety which is a keen interest of mine! From the MSc I now have two published papers from the systematic review module and my research project is currently under review for publication. I am now a Clinical Studies Officer in the NHS. I work on various research projects for the NIHR in mental health and dementia.
MSc Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics
Now: Clinical Studies Officer, NHS
A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology or a related discipline.
Evidence of undergraduate training in statistics for psychology is also required.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 6533
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
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