Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Course summary

  • 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 — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being 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. 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
  • workshops
  • laboratory classes
  • individual tutorials
  • work placements
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period). Applied learning 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. Study abroad 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. 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.

Course details


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. Year 1 Compulsory modules Academic Development And Personal Tuition 20 Cognitive Processes And Psychobiology 20 Developmental And Social Psychology 20 Psychological Research And Design 20 Psychological Well-Being And Individual Differences 20 Psychology Practicals And Statistics 20 Research Participation - Year 2 Compulsory modules Applications Of Psychology 20 Processes In Psychology 20 Research Methods Training 20 Elective modules Animal Psychology 20 Applying Psychology 20 Critical Psychology 20 Disorders Of Language And Reading 20 Holistic Perception 20 Holistic Wellbeing 20 Human Sexual Behaviour 20 Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy 20 Psychology In Everyday Life 20 Psychology Of Sport And Performance 20 Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice 20 Work Placement (Psychology) 60 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Psychology Research Project And Personal Tuition 40 Elective modules Addictive Behaviours 20 Atypical Child Development 20 Clinical Psychology 20 Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives) 20 Death, Dying And Bereavement 20 Eating Behaviours 20 Evolutionary Psychology 20 Forensic Psychology 20 Health Psychology 20 Healthy And Clinical Ageing 20 Language And Speech 20 Language Learning 20 Neuropsychology 20 Organisations Work And Psychology 20 Sleep And Circadian Rhythms 20 Social And Affective Neuroscience (San) 20 The Psychology Of Education 20 The Psychology Of Peace And Conflict 20 The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender 20 Weapons Of Influence 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practicals

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

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

Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS