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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus. Course Summary

  • Dive into psychology and discover what makes us human.
  • Develop your research skills and learn about life-changing initiatives.
  • Specialise in forensic or developmental psychology, or clinical, counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Test theories and boundaries with state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities.
  • Collaborate with leading researchers, placement organisations and fellow students.
Are you fascinated by human behaviour and the mind? On our BSc Psychology course you’ll examine what drives behaviour – from brain physiology to epigenetic interactions, acquiring and developing cognitive skills, social influences and individual differences in personality and motivation. You’ll graduate ready to change lives. 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. How You Learn Key Themes Everything we do here focuses on the science of thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, how the brain works, the processes of the mind, and how these develop over time. We’ll support you to gain foundational knowledge, skills and independence, before you develop your own ideas and professional practice. You’ll acquire crucial key skills – from competence in research design to methods of enquiry, hypothesis testing and quantitative and qualitative analysis. You’ll also learn how to apply knowledge in local, national and global settings. In your final year, you can study contemporary themes such as trauma, neurodiversity, emotions and personality from a variety of perspectives on the BSc Psychology (general) route. Alternatively, there’s the flexibility to specialise in one of three routes – BSc Psychology (forensic), BSc Psychology (clinical, counselling and psychotherapy), or BSc Psychology (developmental). Applied Learning Work Placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Alternatively, you can undertake a shorter, semester-long work placement in your second year. Organisations currently offering placements include St Anne's Mental Health Service, The Hesley Group autism care provider, Sheffield Children's Hospital (NHS), the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Drug and alcohol service (RDASH), Sheffield MENCAP, the 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 Sessions are delivered by visiting guests such as educational psychologists, police officers, prison officers, forensic psychologists, health psychologists, and speech and language therapists. You can also gain professional connections at careers and employability events, and take part in our award winning psychology student society.

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 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 2 Compulsory modules Applications Of Psychology Processes In Psychology Research Methods Training Elective modules Animal Psychology Applied Child Psychology Applying Psychology Critical Psychology Disorders Of Language And Reading Holistic Perception Holistic Wellbeing Human Sexual Behaviour 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 3 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 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 | Exams | Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 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/


English language requirements

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

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

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


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 fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 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 at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS