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MSc Psychology


Course Description

This course is for non-psychology graduates with either no or limited study in the subject. For example you may wish to change career path or may have a psychology degree that is not accredited by the British Psychological Society and wish to develop a career as a psychologist.

The course gives you:
-A thorough knowledge and scientific understanding of the British Psychological Society core areas of psychology.
-Graduate Basis for Chartered membership.
-The skills and knowledge needed for a career in psychology.
-The skills needed to complete pyschology research.
-Improved independence and employability through enhanced evaluative and reflective skills.
-Learning opportunities addressing issues at the forefront of psychology.
-A supportive, engaging, enjoyable and challenging learning experience.

With an emphasis on research experience, this course is ideal if you are considering further training in areas such as educational or clinical psychology.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-psychology

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Other admission requirements

Typically you need qualifications equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. If English is not your first language you 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. For equivalencies see our English language entry requirements web page.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us.

Visit the MSc Psychology page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You need a second class honours degree or above in any subject or equivalent. We may consider graduates with relevant work experience. If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us. See course description for further admission details.

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