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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    To be confirmed

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in psychology
  • Study development through the human lifespan from infancy, childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age
  • Understand stability and change in our physical, cognitive, social and emotional development

Designed to give you a solid foundational knowledge in the core areas of psychology, particularly as applied within a developmental context, this course covers the core areas of psychology as identified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides a 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.

As this course is designed around your career, you attend university just one day per week. As a career progression route and conversion course, this programme is specifically designed to provide you with the core academic and subject-specific skills needed to gain access to postgraduate training courses for a career in psychology and in particular as a basis to pursue careers in teaching and with specific age groups.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • presentations
  • self-directed study

Future careers

This course is appropriate for those interested in careers in teaching and in working with specific age groups. Previous graduates have gone on to apply for both educational and clinical psychology training posts as well as PhDs. Other alumni have also used the course to progress in their current positions or to change career entirely, such as working with children.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,895per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 117 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    116 54%

    81st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49.0 49%

    70th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%

    90th

    32

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