12 months
26200 GBP/year
10300 GBP/year
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Make the transition from psychology student to data scientist with our MSc. The Psychological Research Methods with Data Science course at University of Sheffield combines practical training in the latest research techniques with classes in computational data analysis. 

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Bringing together practical training in the latest research techniques with computational data analysis classes, this Psychological Research Methods with Data Science course from University of Sheffield has been developed to enable psychology students to make the transition to becoming data scientists. 

Key Features  

  • You’ll receive training in a wide variety of psychological research methods, advanced statistical methods, and data science, developing expertise in processing and transforming large scientific datasets using programming languages such as Python and R as well as learning how to use and interpret the output from specialist statistical software.
  • Alongside your training in data science, you’ll learn the latest techniques in cutting-edge psychology research, as well as professional skills training in research ethics and presenting to an academic audience, before completing an extended research project, applying data science techniques to problems in a specialist area that may span clinical, cognitive, developmental or social psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Research Project in Psychological Research Methods with Data Science
  • Research Methods
  • Intermediate Multivariate Statistics for Psychology
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation 
  • Systematically Reviewing Psychological Research
  • Current Issues in Psychological Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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. 

Tuition Fee

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    26200 GBP/year
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  • National

    10300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
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