Our three-year BSc course starts with an overview of the most fundamental topics in psychology. 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. Once you’ve got the knowledge that every psychology professional needs, you can decide where you want to take it with our range of optional modules.
Our students have lots of opportunities to develop their practical scientific skills. In workshop sessions, you'll learn out about different approaches to studying human behaviour, and conduct psychological tests on yourself and other people on your course.
You'll also be trained to use the quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis tools that professional psychologists use, and learn about software used in computational modelling and programming.
In lectures, you'll learn fundamental psychology concepts from the experts, hear about the latest research and discover the difference that psychologists make in society.
We offer a huge range of lecture modules on topics that cover evolution, neuroscience, perception, language, emotion, sleep and much more.
Throughout your degree, you'll work in small groups and look closely at scientific problems. Supportive academic staff will guide you through some of the most interesting and, sometimes, challenging topics in psychology. You’ll work with data and develop your writing, presentation and critical thinking skills.
Excellence in teaching
All of our staff are committed to great teaching. Several have been given awards from the University of Sheffield, or have been earned professional recognition for the innovative and engaging ways they have helped students learn psychology.
University of Sheffield Senate Awards for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy
You'll get to do hands-on research projects throughout your degree, as you develop practical psychology skills in workshop sessions and study the latest scientific theories in lectures and tutorials. In third year, you'll pull everything you've learned together to complete a major independent research project.
Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience