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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Progress to a degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Develop your knowledge and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology.
  • Gain experience in real-life settings through work 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. How You Learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This foundation year is an entry route if you do not meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Psychology course, if you are not yet ready for degree-level study, or if you are returning to study and would like to spend time getting up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree. You will share the foundation year with other Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Applied Social Science, Law, Criminology and Policing foundation students, before moving on to your degree.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. Applied Learning Following completion of the foundation year, and in progressing onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, you will have a range of opportunities available to you to apply your learning. Work Placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a work-placement in your third 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. There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. Study Abroad You can study abroad for one semester in your third 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. Networking Opportunities 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.

Modules

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences The Practice Of Psychology Year 2 Compulsory modules Academic Development And Personal Tuition Cognitive Processes And Psychobiology Developmental And Social Psychology Psychological Research And Design Psychological Well-Being And Individual Differences Psychology Practicals And Statistics Research Participation Year 3 Compulsory modules Applications Of Psychology Processes In Psychology Research Methods Training Elective modules Animal Psychology Applied Child Psychology Applying Psychology Disorders Of Language And Reading Holistic Perception Holistic Wellbeing Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy Psychology In Everyday Life Psychology Of Art, Communication And Well-Being Psychology Of Sport And Performance Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice Work Placement (Psychology) Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Psychology Research Project And Personal Tuition Elective modules Addictive Behaviours Atypical Child Development Clinical Psychology Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives) Death, Dying And Bereavement Eating Behaviours Evolutionary Psychology Forensic Psychology Health Psychology Healthy And Clinical Ageing Language And Speech Language Learning Neuropsychology Organisations Work And Psychology Parapsychology: Sceptics And Believers Perspectives On Gender Psychology In Critical Historical Context Sleep And Circadian Rhythms Social And Affective Neuroscience (San) The Psychology Of Education The Psychology Of Peace And Conflict The Psychology Of Racism The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender Weapons Of Influence

Assessment method

Coursework | Practical | Exam

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A103
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/psychology/bsc-honours-psychology-with-foundation-year/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/psychology/bsc-honours-psychology-with-foundation-year/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/psychology/bsc-honours-psychology-with-foundation-year/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Psychology with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS