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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our British Psychological Society accredited course will give you the skills and knowledge to investigate and understand human behaviour and mental processes.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 you'll get the chance to explore important topics with real world relevance such as addictions, procrastination, health behaviours, eating disorders, psychosis, and depression, under the guidance of our internationally recognised experts. 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.Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge scientific research, which ranges from neuroscience through to child development and understanding why psychological therapies are effective. All of this has an impact on wider society.Our work explores health and wellbeing, lifestyle choices, cognitive behavioural therapy, safe driving, mother-baby interaction, autism, Parkinson's disease, and reducing prejudice and inequality.A psychology degree will put you in an excellent position for many jobs in the private or public sector. Many of our graduates go on to be Clinical Psychologists, IAPT practitioners or train in the NHS.Our graduates work in human resources, market research, advertising, sales, social work, nursing and teaching. They also enter professions such as clinical, health or occupational psychology, usually after postgraduate training. Some of our graduates continue to a PhD to follow a psychology research career.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. You can spend a full year gaining valuable work experience as a recognised part of your degree with our four-year BSc Psychology with Placement Year (C803) course.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,670per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    141 68%

    34th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    34th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    16

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