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 students 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.
Read about our psychology research activities and expertise.
Visit the Department Psychology, Sociology and Politics website to view profiles of the staff who teach in this subject area.
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This course involves the study of human behaviour, thoughts and emotions. As well as benefiting from excellent academic teaching and facilities, you have the opportunity to apply your developing skills in work-related and international settings. It is ideal if you have an interest in • critically evaluating possible explanations for thoughts,... More information
UCAS code C800
This course is still recruiting.Successfully completing this course allows you to progress onto stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in health psychology or a BPS-accredited doctoral programme in health psychology. Successfully completing stage two confers eligibility to apply to the Health Professions Council for... More information
This course is for non psychology graduates with some previous study in the subject, including joint psychology degrees not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The course gives you • a thorough knowledge and scientific understanding of the BPS core areas of psychology, allowing you to qualify for the Graduate Basis for... More information
This course builds on your knowledge of psychology at undergraduate level. You learn how to apply this knowledge to legal and criminal issues. You also study law and consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system.In civil and criminal cases, forensic psychologists may contribute in various ways, such as providing expert... More information
On this course you study• development through the lifespan – from infancy, childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age• stability and change in our physical, cognitive, social and emotional development• similarities and differences in the development of individuals and how factors such as biology and environment shape our developmentThis... More information
Gain a good understanding of both psychological and sociological perspectives of the world on this course. The course is ideal if you have an interest in • the ways people behave and possible sociological and psychological explanations• a career in a psychology-related discipline• challenging commonsense views of the social world • applying... More information
Applied cognitive neuroscience combines techniques and skills including psychometric testing, electroencephalogram (EEG) and imaging techniques – for application to neuropathological and healthy groups in clinical, academic or biomedical settings. Neuropathological groups may include people with head injures, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. This... More information
This course builds on your previous training in research methods and statistics and develops your understanding of current methodological debates and advances in psychology.The course provides a balance of training in qualitative and quantitative methods and you develop specialist interests to meet your needs. Your dissertation allows you to go on... More information
This course is for health and social care professionals, therapists, counsellors and workers in the voluntary sector.There are two approaches to the course. The practitioner element is for training sexual and relationship psychotherapists. It includes specific training for supervised clinical work, helping couples and individuals with sexual and... More information
Gain a psychological perspective on the causes and effects of various types of crime. You gain an insight into why individuals might be involved in crime and learn to assess whether treatment, rehabilitation or punishment is the most appropriate response. By studying both psychology and criminology, you gain a broad perspective on how society and... More information
Three years full-time
This course involves studying three different disciplines and completing three work placements to give you the skills and knowledge needed for a large range of careers such as teaching and school counselling.You achieve this through work-based learning and studying educational themes and policy such as social inclusion.You are introduced to the... More information
This course is for people wanting to enter a career in sport or exercise psychology, who hold the British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and are working towards becoming a chartered sport and exercise psychologist.Successfully completing the course provides you with Stage 1 of the BPS Qualification in... More information
Short course, Distance learning
This course is no longer running
Short course, Distance learning
This course is no longer running
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.
Our research interests include
• health psychology
• cognitive psychology
• individual differences
• developmental psychology
• critical social psychology
• gender and sexuality
• existential and phenomenological psychology
• abnormal psychology
We also offer a MRes Psychology research degree.
Visit the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics website to view profiles of the staff who teach in this subject area.