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 science

How to apply

University open days

Our course

Accredited by the British Psychological Society

BSc Psychology

Psychology with Foundation Year – via Department for Lifelong Learning

Inspirational teaching

Your lecturers are 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 pull it all 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, so that you can learn 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

Fiona Sweeney

The knowledge gained from my psychology degree is paramount to my work. I gained knowledge about mental health conditions and numerous therapeutic approaches.

Fiona Sweeney, Commissioning Manager for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

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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Sheffield – an extraordinary place






Choose the University of Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a place to live that's the best in Britain for student life. Our students have voted us top for social life for three years running.

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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 University accommodation has been voted the best in the UK. The majority of our accommodation is in one of the UK's most affluent districts. The student residences are walking distance from campus and we have places in the city centre.

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