British Psychological Society Accreditation

Our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and cover all the topics and training that you need to complete the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

The British Psychological Society accreditation logo

The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the United Kingdom and has been responsible for the accreditation of programmes of education and training in psychology since the early 1970’s.

Both BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Placement Year at Sheffield are accredited against the requirements for the Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC), the curriculum requirements for which are derived from the Quality Assurance Agency’s Subject Benchmark Statement for Psychology (2016).

To promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of psychology pure and applied, and especially to promote the efficiency and usefulness of members by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge."

The Royal Charter of the British Psychological Society

Benefits of Society membership

As a student on an accredited undergraduate programme, Student membership of the British Psychological Society will broaden your appreciation and understanding of psychology, and open up a network of like-minded students, academics, and professionals, not to mention future opportunities.

Upon completing your BSc degree at Sheffield, you are eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the BPS (GBC). This means you can apply for Graduate membership and offer potential employers and providers of postgraduate programmes a clear indication of the breadth and depth of your knowledge of psychology, and a valuable set of subject-specific and transferable skills.

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