Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


This research-based course is designed to develop students' existing knowledge of research methodologies, alongside debates surrounding their use. This involves training in qualitative and quantitative methods to develop an area of specialism in psychology. The dissertation that is submitted at the end of the course can form part of a PhD. Students: learn about a range of research methods including experimental design and case study; develop their research around a particular subject towards a PhD or a professional role; find the right supervisor for their research with staff involved in a wide range of fields; fit studies around other commitments with the choice of daytime or evening sessions.

Entry requirements

Normally, an Honours degree in a suitable subject; this should usually include a minimum of 180 credits of psychology with reasonable coverage of research methods and statistics (or equivalent); if English is not the student's 1st language they typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: qualitative methodologies and interviewing skills; qualitative research designs; discourse and linguistic theory and analysis; multivariate statistical analysis; advanced design and statistics for psychology; psychological theory and research; research designs in psychology.

Assessment methods

Essays; projects; presentations; other assignments.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555