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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

  • Gain foundational knowledge and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology.
  • Develop the research and critical thinking skills that underlie theory and practice in psychology
  • Experience teaching which is creative, challenging and innovative in exploring issues at the forefront of the subject.
This course is suitable for individuals returning to study or those seeking to explore psychology for the first time. It allows you to acquire the knowledge and scientific understanding of the core facets of psychology. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides the graduate basis for chartered membership of the society (GBC). 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. Designed to be delivered with one day per week attendance at university to allow people to continue in employment while they complete the degree, the course is supplemented by self-directed learning tasks that provide optimum flexibility for students who may also be working part-time and/or integrating family life. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
Applied learning Live projects 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 course of 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.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change from year to year. When selecting your elective module, your choice 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. Compulsory modules - Cognitive Psychobiology Fundamentals In Design And Statistics Personality And Individual Differences Research Dissertation And Professional Development In Psychology Research Issues In Applied Developmental Psychology Social Psychology Perspectives And Topics Elective modules - Applying Health Psychology To The Environment Contemporary Relationship Science: From Infant-Carer Attachment To Romantic Partners Exploring Language And Its Disorders Forensic Psychology: The Dark Side Theory And Practice In Counselling And Psychotherapy

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or above or equivalent in any subject. We may consider graduates with relevant work experience. 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 If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us. International students: Typically you need qualifications equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. 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.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If 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.

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.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Psychology/MSc-Psychology/Full-time/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

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

Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS