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Course summary

Our four-year BSc will give you the skills and knowledge to investigate and understand human behaviour and mental processes. You’ll also do a year-long work placement as part of your degree. A placement is a great opportunity to test out a career path that you're considering, whether that's within the field of psychology or applying your transferable skills in industry. Our students have previously completed their placements with organisations including the NHS, Prison and Probation Services and IBM. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll have the support you need from your tutor and the University. At Sheffield, you’ll cover five key areas of psychology to give you a comprehensive understanding of the subject. You’ll study: -Social and health psychology: discover how individuals’ behaviour, attitudes and emotions are affected by social situations and how we can use this knowledge to promote healthy behaviours -Neuroscience and clinical psychology: explore how mental illnesses are assessed and treated as well as the underlying neural bases of cognitive functions and mental health -Cognitive psychology: learn how humans think by studying their behaviour -Developmental psychology: learn about how changes happen across the lifespan, from cognitive development in infancy and childhood, to emotion and cognition in adolescents -Research methods: develop the skills to be able to answer important psychological questions, from how to design scientifically sound studies, to analysing data and sharing research findings Within these five areas of psychology, under the guidance of our internationally recognised experts you'll get the chance to explore important topics with real world relevance such as addictions, health behaviours, eating disorders, psychosis and depression. You'll run your own experiments and learn from some of the UK’s top psychology researchers too. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and makes you eligible for graduate membership. This is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. It's necessary for courses in clinical, health and occupational psychology.

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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

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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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
International £29110 Year 1

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Psychology with Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS