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Developmental Psychology

Full-time Psychology

Gain a greater understanding of how humans develop mentally, socially and behaviourally on a course accredited by the British Psychology Society.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in psychology
  • Study development through the human lifespan from infancy, childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age
  • Understand stability and change in our physical, cognitive, social and emotional development

Designed to give you a solid foundational knowledge in the core areas of psychology, particularly as applied within a developmental context, this course covers the core areas of psychology as identified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides a graduate basis for chartered membership of the society (GBC).


How you learn

As this course is designed around your career, you attend university just one day per week. As a career progression route and conversion course, this programme is specifically designed to provide you with the core academic and subject-specific skills needed to gain access to postgraduate training courses for a career in psychology and in particular as a basis to pursue careers in teaching and with specific age groups.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • presentations
  • self-directed study

Course leaders and tutors

Diarmuid Verrier
Diarmuid Verrier
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Applied learning

Live projects

Lectures on the course are primarily focused on core knowledge and theoretical content, whilst seminars and workshops provide the opportunity for you to apply understanding through discussion and practical-based activities. You complete a large-scale research project under the supervision of a member of staff, which allows you to put the psychological knowledge and research skills you've honed over the degree into practice.

You may be offered the opportunity to assist with undergraduate teaching and/or staff research projects (subject to availability). This will especially suit those interested in a career in academia. In addition, there will be many other opportunities for volunteering available via the wider University and through organisations outside of the University.

Networking opportunities

The course helps you make the necessary links between the skills you are developing and those that are required by professionals in psychology. To this end, a series of tutorials are offered that promote reflective skills as well as more fundamental employability skills such as identifying the kind of jobs that the course opens up to you, writing CVs, etc. You will also meet alumni to learn from their career progression route.


Future careers

This course is appropriate for those interested in careers in teaching and in working with specific age groups. Previous graduates have gone on to apply for both educational and clinical psychology training posts as well as PhDs. Other alumni have also used the course to progress in their current positions or to change career entirely, such as working with children.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

UK students

A 2:2 degree or above or equivalent in any subject.

If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

International students

Typically you need qualifications equivalent to the above, and if English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. For equivalencies see our English language entry requirements web page.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us.

EU and 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.


Modules

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive Development And Psychobiology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Psychology Of Differential Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Psychology Of Social Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Dissertation And Continuing Professional Development Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Issues In Applied Developmental Psychology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Abnormal Psychology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Advanced Statistics And Design Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Clinical Neuro-Psychopharmacology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Fundamentals In Design And Statistics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Psychology Of Criminal Behaviour Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Theory And Practice In Counselling And Psychotheraphy Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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.

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Legal information

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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