Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Developmental Psychology

Students gain an understanding of how humans develop, mentally, socially and behaviourally, throughout life, from infancy to old age, on a course accredited by the British Psychology Society. As well as gaining Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) required to start a career as a psychologist, students also gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in this specialist area. Students learn about all aspects of developmental psychology; gain GBR status, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist; improve key skills such as critical thinking, report writing and data analysis; take the chance to teach developmental psychology on undergraduate programmes.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or above in psychology or a related subject or equivalent; graduates with relevant work experience may be considered; international students typically need equivalent qualifications. If 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. Alternatively a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course will enable students to achieve an equivalent English score.

Course modules

Modules include: theoretical and applied perspectives in developmental psychology; cognitive development; developmental social psychology; psychobiology and development; psychology of differential development; developmental practicals; research methods and statistics: fundamentals in design and statistics, advanced statistics and design; developmental psychology dissertation; lifespan and cross cultural perspectives on health and illness.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: coursework essays; research protocols; research reports; journal article reviews; sample lectures; individual research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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 £ 2,070 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

Faculty of Development and Society
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5813