Undergraduate degrees in psychology
Our psychology degrees explore every aspect of human behaviour, from biological, social and developmental psychology through to psychological disorders and cognitive neuroscience.
Our graduates are perceptive individuals and original thinkers. They're making a difference in many areas of society, from psychology research and practice, to law, teaching, marketing and advertising.
You're at the heart of it
We're one of the top five psychology departments in the UK. The world-leading research we're doing helps shape the professional practice of psychology. And it impacts on many areas of society, from lifestyle choices, robotics and Parkinson's disease to safe driving and energy efficiency.
So you're going to be at the heart of groundbreaking discoveries in psychology. All of these insights feed directly into your course, which means you learn about the latest developments across the spectrum of psychology.
You'll be taught by experts who are known nationally and internationally for their work – many have written key books you'll use on your course. And when it comes to doing your third-year research project, you'll have one-to-one support from an expert in your chosen specialism.Our BA and BSc in psychology
A sociable department
Our department is all under one roof, in a five-floor building built specifically for psychology teaching and research. Everything is here – lecture rooms, state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, as well as a common room to catch up with friends.
It makes life that bit easier. It also gives you the chance to mingle with staff and other students from all years. Our student-run society PsychoS is another opportunity to get to know the wider student community and make the most of your time here.
In a city with personality
Sheffield has everything – culture, creativity, a vibrant social scene and, above all, a friendly community of people from all over the world. You'll have all of this on your doorstep – our department is just a few minutes' walk from popular student areas like Broomhill and West Street.
Many of our students use their skills in psychology to support communities throughout Sheffield. As an undergraduate here, you'll have access to one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country so there are plenty of ways you can get involved. These sorts of experiences add an extra dimension to your studies. And they'll look great on your CV, too.
Support from start to finish
Our staff are an approachable bunch, so you'll always find someone to talk to if you need advice. Throughout your degree, we'll give you regular feedback on all your work and you'll receive individual support from your personal tutor.
Preparing for your future is an important part of your time here. You'll have one-to-one careers meetings with your personal tutor. And you'll get expert advice from our department's dedicated careers adviser, who works closely with the University's award-winning Careers Service. We'll help you consider all your options and develop the kinds of skills that employers value highly.
On top of that, our department regularly runs careers days, where you'll be able to talk to professional psychologists from a range of fields.
Your future's wide open
A psychology degree puts you in a strong position for many jobs in the public and private sector, both within and outside the sphere of professional psychology.
You'll build essential employability skills like communication, critical analysis, time management and teamwork. And you'll have an extra layer of knowledge, skills and empathy unique to your psychology degree. You'll understand what motivates people, for example, and know how to bring the best out of your team and the people around you. These sorts of insights are invaluable for management-level positions in all kinds of organisations.
Tips for success
Our top five tips for an exceptional student experience and an exciting future.
1. An award-winning university – we've just been named University of the Year at the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. Find out why you'll love our University and city.
2. A degree that opens doors – what our graduates are doing.
3. Friendly tutors who know their stuff – learn about our staff and the cutting-edge research they're doing.
4. The best students' union in the country – choose from over 250 clubs and societies.
5. An outstanding Careers Service – specialist support from day one to three years after you graduate.
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