Our accredited courses will give you the skills and knowledge to investigate and understand human behaviour and mental processes. We'll show you how to design and conduct your own psychological experiments and share how psychology can be applied to real-world problems like addictions and depression.

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Our courses 

2024 entry

BSc Psychology with a Foundation Year

Our foundation year programme provides mature students with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Psychology.

Explore our BSc with a foundation year


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


If you don't apply for our placement year programme, but decide that you'd like to spend a year on a work placement as part of your psychology degree, you can join the programme once you embark on your placement hunt.

What our students say about our courses

Harriet Moore

Gaining a year of professional experience in the field I hope to work in was invaluable

Harriet Moore BSc Psychology with Employment Experience

Harriet spent her placement year working as a researcher in the Neurology Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Spending a year on placement allowed Harriet to be involved in NHS research into Multiple Sclerosis and gain professional experience in the field that she hopes to work in in the future.

students testing out virtual reality in the lab

The optional modules are so diverse you can find something you are interested in

Callum Gore BSc Psychology

Callum is a 3rd year Psychology student currently writing his dissertation working with virtual reality. He hopes that his education will one day help him break the taboo around mental health issues

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It’s such a joy to look back and see how far I have come in just three short years

Helen Grimshaw BSc Psychology

Helen began her Psychology studies without a clear career direction in mind but throughout her three years at Sheffield, thanks to her hard work and the support and opportunities available, Helen is about to take the next step towards becoming a developmental researcher

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.