Applicants for our Single Honours degrees who are in full-time education will usually need three good A levels or a similar qualifcation. Our current standard offer for students completing A levels is AAB with A grades from two subjects on the "acceptable" list. The third A level can be on either the "acceptable" list OR the "acceptable in combination" list. Please note that we do not accept General Studies. The full list of "acceptable" and "acceptable in combination" subjects can be found here.
For qualifications aside from A levels, please see the university prospectus pages linked below or contact us for guidance on acceptability.
GCSE passes in Mathematics and English at grade C or above are also required.
Overseas applicants will also need a recognised English Language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL, which shows proficiency in both written and spoken English. Our IELTS requirement is a grade of 7 overall with no less than 6 in any component. For details of all recognised certificates please see these University of Sheffield web pages.
For further information please see the University of Sheffield Prospectus webpages for Psychology courses:
We welcome applications from mature students and consider each application on an individual basis so our offers may vary depending on the individual applicant. We look for recent evidence of ability to study at university level, e.g. completion of an Access course or A levels, within the last five years.
We also require evidence of ability in English language and Maths, usually demonstrated by grade C at GCSE in these subjects.
Open University credits and Access courses
Mature students taking Open University courses should have obtained at least 120 credits. For students completing Access courses we require 45 credits at level 3, with Distinction grades in 30 of these and 15 with Merit or above, as well as a strong academic reference.
Please remember that the requirements listed are only a guide and that particular requirements may vary from year to year.