MSc Psychological Research Methods and Advanced Statistics

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Working closely with specialist scientists, you’ll develop the skills to investigate and understand human behaviour.

The course has helped me to gain experience of conducting studies with children. I plan to apply for a PhD in developmental psychology research. The research I am doing this year has the potential to help bridge the gap between children from families of varying levels of socioeconomic status in terms of language development and further academic achievement.

Eve Smith, MSc Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics

About the course

2018 start

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.

Psychology student Evie Smith

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

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.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Dr Danielle Matthews

From my masters thesis onwards, I’ve researched how children under five learn to talk. This took on a new significance when my son was born. I became aware of how little evidence-based advice there is for promoting language development. I’m now interested in contributing to this advice by focusing on the fundamentals of human language and human learning.

Dr Danielle Matthews, Teaches on MSc Psychological Research Methods.

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