University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Psychological Research Methods

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.

Entry requirements

A requirement is a 2.2 or above (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society or in a related discipline (e.g., health sciences, computer science, linguistics).

Course modules

Modules include: Stage 1: Professional research skills; research methods and statistics 1. Stage 2: Research methods and statistics 2; practical research skills. Stage 3: Research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes problem-based research scenarios, individual and group presentations, data exercises, written project reports, project logs and reflective commentaries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

Key information

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