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- Develop your knowledge and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology.
- Gain experience in real-life settings through work placements.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
Fascinated by human behaviour, curious about thoughts and intrigued by feelings? This is the course for you. It examines what drives us, from brain physiology to learning, genes, environment, social groups, and individual differences in personality and motivation.
Watch student Sophie Ingram talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
You are taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in a range of areas including social psychology, forensic psychology, developmental psychology, health and work psychology.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- laboratory classes
- individual tutorials
- work placements
You will have the opportunity to arrange a work-placement in your second year of the course. Examples of settings include schools, mental health organisations, police and other legal services.
Organisations currently offering placements include St Anne's Mental Health Service, The Hesley Group autism care provider, Sheffield Children's Hospital (NHS), Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Drug and alcohol service (RDASH), Sheffield MENCAP, City Hearts human trafficking support service and Cavendish Cancer Care.
You also have the opportunity to take a placement abroad, currently in Germany and South Africa.
You can study abroad for one semester in your second year at one of our partner universities. Examples of our current partner institutions include Georgia Southern University in the US, Trent University and Carleton University in Canada, Queensland University of Technology, LaTrobe University and Deakin University in Australia, University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, Tallinn University in Estonia, the University of Warsaw in Poland, and Aahus University in Denmark.
You attend lectures from visiting guests such as clinical psychologists, police officers, prison officers, forensic psychologists, health psychologists and speech and language therapists.
We also hold recruitment presentations from psychology-specific employers. Recent guests have included the Cambian Group, Civil Service, Good Days Project and Hesley Group.
This course prepares you to complete professional training in
- clinical psychology
- educational psychology
- occupational psychology
- health psychology
- forensic psychology
- counselling psychology
It also prepares you for a career in
- local government
- civil service
- industry and commerce
- careers and counselling
- legal and advice work
- social work
- social research
- personnel and human resources
This psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and gives eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the BPS.
Graduate basis for chartered membership is an entry requirement for all BPS accredited postgraduate training courses in psychology to become a clinical, educational, occupational, health or counselling psychologist. Applicants for GBC need to have passed the empirical research project module and to have attained an undergraduate honours degree at a minimum lower second class honours level.
Student success story
Psychology student Aimee Browes runs Happiness Bootcamp which is aimed at improving people’s mental health. Find out how she coped with anxiety and why it’s important to talk about mental health.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- an observation suite
- an eye-tracking laboratory
- a BioPac laboratory
- a low-level vision laboratory
- a food laboratory
- electroencephalography (EEG) equipment.
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies. For example:
- BBB at A Level.
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Academic Development And Personal Tuition||Credits: 20|
|Module: Cognitive Processes And Psychobiology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developmental And Social Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Psychological Research And Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Psychological Well-Being And Individual Differences||Credits: 20|
|Module: Psychology Practicals And Statistics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Research Participation||Credits: -|
|Module: Applications Of Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Processes In Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Research Methods Training||Credits: 20|
|Module: Animal Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applying Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Critical Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Disorders Of Language And Reading||Credits: 20|
|Module: Holistic Perception||Credits: 20|
|Module: Human Sexual Behaviour||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Psychology In Everyday Life||Credits: 20|
|Module: Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work Placement (Psychology)||Credits: 60|
|Module: Psychology Research Project And Personal Tuition||Credits: 40|
|Module: Addictive Behaviours||Credits: 20|
|Module: Atypical Child Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Clinical Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Death, Dying And Bereavement||Credits: 20|
|Module: Eating Behaviours||Credits: 20|
|Module: Evolutionary Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Forensic Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Health Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Individual Differences And Mental Health||Credits: 20|
|Module: Language And Speech||Credits: 20|
|Module: Language Learning||Credits: 20|
|Module: Neuropsychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Organisations Work And Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sleep And Circadian Rhythms||Credits: 20|
|Module: Social And Affective Neuroscience (San)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Social Psychology And Qualitative Research Methods||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Psychology Of Education||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Psychology Of Peace And Conflict||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender||Credits: 20|
|Module: Weapons Of Influence||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. ††
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Psychology courses (PDF)
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