Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


This course provides the qualifications and skills to pursue a career as a psychologist. Designed for non-psychology graduates, completing the course qualifies students for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Students develop the skills needed for a career in a range of psychology fields and complete a dissertation and research an area of interest to help develop a specialism.

Entry requirements

A strong academic profile including a high 2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree. Students with a 2.2 Honours degree and previous work experience in psychology or a related area will be considered on an individual basis. International students need qualifications equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree and the equivalent of 60 credits in psychology at undergraduate level. Students whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills.

Course modules

Core modules: social psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; psychobiology; cognitive psychology; conceptual and historical issues; research methods; option modules; counselling and therapy; perception and cognition; theoretical and applied perspectives in developmental psychology; lifespan and cross-cultural perspectives on health and illness.

Assessment methods

Includes research experiments; practical reports; presentations; coursework essays; examinations; information packs; research proforma; individual research project.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555