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Meet our students

Find out what it's like to study psychology at the University of Sheffield

Student stories

Undergraduate degree in Psychology

The Sheffield Psychology degree is about human behaviour and the brain processes behind it. We'll show you how the brain works from a scientific standpoint and you can specialise in the topics that interest you most – from the nitty-gritty of neurological networks to the vast web of social interactions.

Our accredited course is designed to set our students up for a career as a professional psychologist, but it can give you lots of skills you can use in other fields too: from healthcare and teaching to marketing and management.

Entry requirements

AAB  including one specified science subject

How to apply

Our course

BSc Psychology    Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Psychology with Foundation Year – via Department for Lifelong Learning

Inspirational teaching

Your lecturers will explain how humans see, think, feel, learn, remember, and interact. You'll learn about the biology behind our individual differences, including developmental disorders and how our psychological strengths can be harnessed.

Our course is designed to give you the knowledge that every psychology professional needs, through lectures and tutorials, and lots of practical training and projects. You'll learn how to design and conduct your own psychological experiments, and pull all your skills together for your own independent research project in third year.

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World-class facilities

Our students have access to state-of-the-art scientific research equipment including EEG, virtual reality and eye tracking, so that you can develop your psychological research skills. Our base in Sheffield city centre has lots of teaching and social spaces for you to work with our staff and other students on psychology projects.

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Virtual reality

Mind Matters

Our lecturers are leading experts in their fields, and they've been taking part in a series of talks that has brought some of the world's best psychologists to Sheffield. Visit the Mind Matters website to watch talks on humour, computer games and the science of magic.

Mind Matters

University of Sheffield autism expert Dr Megan Freeth demonstrates our eye-tracking equipment during The Science of Magic at Mind Matters.

Amber-Sophie Dugdale

During my undergraduate degree I chose Child Development and Clinical Psychology modules and these set a great foundation for the work I then did after university such as applying attachment theory when working with looked after children.

Amber-sophie Dugdale, currently in the first year
of her Clinical Doctorate at Sheffield.

Careers in psychology

Knowledge of how the mind works can be applied in lots of different careers, and our graduates leave us with great research and analysis skills too. Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, so it's the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and a professional career in clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

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97% of our 2017 graduates in work or further study within six months

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016-17

Sheffield – an extraordinary place

Choose Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a city that's one of the best in the UK for student life. Our students have voted us top in the Russell Group for student experience.

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The UK's number one students' union

Our students' union is consistently recognised as the best in the country. The entertainment and the social life are first rate. But the awards also reflect how effective our students' union is at representing students.

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Award-winning accommodation

Our accommodation has been voted top five in the UK for four years running. The residences are walking distance from campus and the city, and your bills, free internet and contents insurance are included in the package.

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