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Psychological Research Methods with Data Science MSc

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Make the transition from psychology student to data scientist with our MSc. The course combines practical training in the latest research techniques with classes in computational data analysis.

Course description

Bringing together practical training in the latest research techniques with computational data analysis classes, this course has been developed to enable psychology students to make the transition to becoming data scientists.

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.

Your career

Demand is growing for Data Scientists. With practical skills in data handling and interpretation, coupled with an understanding of the ethical implications of using data to predict and influence human behaviour, you'll be well equipped to pursue an exciting career in a range of industries, including:

  • Government and the Civil Service, working on services that millions of people use every day;
  • Large technology and social media companies, interpreting marketing research to build customer insight;
  • Higher education conducting scientific research;
  • Finance or banking, building bespoke customer solutions.

If you choose to continue your research training, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a PhD.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 110

    22nd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    154 64%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    26th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    141 66%

    39th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    44th

    12

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