This course will allow you to develop a broad and comprehensive range of research skills and provide you with the opportunity to focus on selected methods in order to develop a high level of proficiency in their use. The course is suitable for both the first stage of a PhD and as a stand-alone qualification.
During your literature review and research project (which together make up 50% of course credit), you will work closely with a supervisor who is an international leader in their field. The department has strengths in theoretical and applied aspects of clinical, social, health, cognitive and developmental psychology and neuroscience (please see staff web pages for individual supervisors’ research interests). Students have further opportunities to pursue these specialist interests in other taught modules including the professional skills module where a large component of the assessment involves students writing a research proposal on a topic of their choice.
The MSc in Psychological Research also fulfils the requirements for the first year of the ESRC '1+3' research training programme.
We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are:
• £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500
• £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards
We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 600 with TWE 5.0 (paper based) or TOEFL 250 with TWE 5.0 (computer based) or TOEFL 100 (iBT) or equivalent.