University of Sheffield Psychology

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University of Sheffield Psychology

This course covers all aspects of psychology. There are modules on biological, social and developmental psychology, cognition, psychological disorders and cognitive neuroscience. Optional modules include some from biomedical science, speech and language science and philosophy.

We can also teach you the methods used by professional researchers and psychologists. There are opportunities to work real research projects, some of which might also involve a public or private sector partner. In your final year, you’ll carry out a research project of your own.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB inc 1 specified science subject
International Baccalaureate 34,6 in a Higher Level specified science subject
BTEC DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including at least one specified science subject
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB with grade As from either Highers or Advanced Highers in at least one specified science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA in 1 specifed science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • At least two of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • A Level in General Studies is not accepted
  • Accepted science subjects include: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Further/Additional Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.
  • GCSE Maths grade 4 or grade C or equivalent
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Contact us

Liz Fotherby
Admissions Secretary, Department of Psychology
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 6531

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