We have been teaching psychology courses since 1968. Many of our psychology courses benefit from professional accreditation from organisations including the British Psychological Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council. We offer degrees which can lead onto professional training, conversion courses, postgraduate awards and research degrees.
We have recently updated laboratory facilities including a main psychology lab, specialised research labs, an eye-tracking lab, a psychophysiology lab and a low-level vision lab.
You can also benefit from our research expertise in areas including • health psychology • cognitive psychology • developmental psychology • critical social psychology • gender and sexuality • autism • psychobiology.
Find out about the psychology facilities we have available for you to use.
Watch videos of our undergraduate students talking about their experiences of studying psychology at Sheffield Hallam.
Watch videos that provide information about studying postgraduate psychology at Sheffield Hallam.
Visit the Department Psychology, Sociology and Politics website to view profiles of the staff who teach in this subject area.
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Explore what it means to be human, and learn about the psychological fundamentals of thoughts, feelings and behaviour, on a degree you can tailor to reflect your career aims and interest. You can also gain valuable experience and enhance your employability working in placements or studying abroad.
UCAS code C800
Improve your approach to work and study in health psychology on a course that allows you to progress to stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification, the next step towards conferment as a registered health psychologist.
Study a course that provides the qualifications and skills to pursue a career as a psychologist. Designed for non-psychology graduates, completing the course qualifies you for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Learn about the psychology of offenders and the psychology of police investigations on this postgraduate course. Learn how to apply your knowledge to legal and criminal issues. You also consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system.
Gain a greater understanding of how humans develop, mentally, socially and behaviourally, throughout life, from infancy to old age, on a course accredited by the British Psychology Society. As well as gaining Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) required to start your career as a psychologist, you also gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in this specialist area.
Understand the world from both psychological and sociological perspectives on this course. Learn about the fundamental aspects of both subjects before specialising in areas that reflect your career aims and interests. Gain valuable experience and enhance your employability through a work-related learning module.
Learn how to use clinical cognitive neuroscience in a range of contexts with both healthy and neuropathological groups, such as individuals with head injuries or Parkinson’s disease. As well as developing an academic understanding of the subject, you learn practitioner skills, including how to use elcectroencephalographic (EEG) eye tracer and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. You also have the option to take a six month work placement with professional clinical neuropsychologists.
Develop your existing knowledge of research methodologies, alongside debates surrounding their use, on this research-based course. You receive training in qualitative and quantitative methods to develop an area of specialism in psychology. The dissertation that you submit at the end of your studies can form part of a PhD.
Study the thoughts and behaviours of criminals and their victims to understand the psychological dimensions of crime. You get up-to-date perspectives on both criminology and psychology from staff working in two active research centres. You also have opportunities to gain experience and knowledge on academic exchanges and industry placements during the course.
Three years full-time
Learn how to apply the theories and practices of psychology and counselling in educational settings. You develop your practical knowledge and skills through University-based learning and through placements in both primary and secondary schools and pupil referral units.
Advance your career into senior management with the Sheffield Hallam University Executive MBA (Psychology). Designed for professionals seeking rapid career progression, our Executive MBA builds on your existing ability and challenges you to develop the executive leadership skills needed for senior management.
Study a course that can prepare you for a career in sport and exercise psychology. You gain the Stage 1 Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) awarded by the British Psychological Society and prepare for the stage 2 qualification required for chartered status .
We have recently updated our laboratory facilities to enable more flexible and dedicated teaching of research methods and statistics. There is also space for more general purpose laboratory work such as running focus groups and one-to-one interviews.
Main psychology laboratory
This contains teaching space with PCs and space for non-computerised research teaching. You can access dedicated software including E-Prime experiment generator software to run computerised experiments. You can also analyse quantitative data using both SPSS and AMOS statistical packages, and qualitative data using the NVivo package.
Eye tracking laboratory
Using advanced technology, the ASL 501 Pan-tilt eye-tracker is a non-obtrusive eye-tracker which does not require head mounted tracking equipment. This is currently a laboratory-based tracker but is being adapted for portability to enable eye-tracking research in the field.
This houses electroencephalograph (EEG) facilities, allowing recording from up to 32 sites on the scalp for the collection of fine detailed EEG information. We also have more basic psychophysiology apparatus, such as heart-rate and skin-conductance recording equipment.
Low-level vision laboratory.
This facility has dedicated equipment especially suited to fine grained manipulation of stimulus intensities and durations, particularly suited to low-level vision research.
We also have access to a number of other research facilities which are available through arrangement with other sections of the University. There are considerable laboratory facilities within the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science including soundproof and climate control rooms, as well as facilities within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
Carly Simpson (1:58)
Psychology graduate Carly talks about her experiences of studying at Sheffield Hallam, including working on a hypothetical murder case.
Laura Atkinson (1:43)
Psychology graduate Laura Atkinson talks about her experiences of studying at Sheffield Hallam, including working on a hypothetical murder case.
Dr Allen Goodwin, senior lecturer (1:35)
Dr Allen Goodwin talks about the completion of dissertations for postgraduate psychology courses – what they are, how to go about choosing a topic and how it will benefit you in the future.
Dr Iain Garner, head of programmes (2:04)
Dr Iain Garner provides an overview of the postgraduate psychology department at Sheffield Hallam – what subjects you will be exposed to, how the courses are structured and how you will benefit from your time at Sheffield Hallam.
A graduate perspective (1:58)
One of our graduates talks about their experiences on the course and how it has helped her achieve her career aims.
Visit the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics website to view profiles of the staff who teach in this subject area.