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Study Mode Part-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Psychology

Part-time Psychology

Gain a thorough understanding of human behaviour through practical exploration, study and research on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £2,400 - £4,800 per year
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Gain foundational knowledge and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology.
  • Develop the research and critical thinking skills that underlie theory and practice in psychology
  • Experience teaching which is creative, challenging and innovative in exploring issues at the forefront of the subject.

This course is suitable for individuals returning to study or those seeking to explore psychology for the first time. It allows you to acquire the knowledge and scientific understanding of the core facets of psychology. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides the graduate basis for chartered membership of the society (GBC).


How you learn

Designed to be delivered with one day per week attendance at university to allow people to continue in employment while they complete the degree, the course is supplemented by self-directed learning tasks that provide optimum flexibility for students who may also be working part-time and/or integrating family life.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops

Course leaders and tutors

Anna Di Betta
Anna Di Betta
Senior Lecturer In Psychology

Anna is part of the teaching team for several modules, mainly in the fields of Biological and Cognitive Psychology. She is also module leader for Cognitive Psycholog … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

You complete a large-scale research project under the supervision of a member of staff, which allows you to put the psychological knowledge and research skills you've honed over the course of the degree into practice.

You may be offered the opportunity to assist with undergraduate teaching and/or staff research projects (subject to availability). This will especially suit those interested in a career in academia. In addition, there will be many other opportunities for volunteering available via the wider University and through organisations outside of the University.

Watch lecturer Jane Morgan talk about Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University.

Future careers

As a conversion course, the programme is specifically designed to provide you with the necessary grounding in the core academic and subject specific skills needed to gain access to postgraduate training courses for a career in psychology. Past graduates have gone on to apply for training posts in clinical psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, counselling psychology, as well as PhDs.

Accreditation

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.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

A 2:2 degree or above or equivalent in any subject.

We may consider graduates with relevant work experience.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If you do not have these qualifications, or you are unsure whether you have the equivalent, please contact us.

International students
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.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Personality And Individual Differences Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Dissertation And Professional Development In Psychology Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Issues In Applied Developmental Psychology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Social Psychology Perspectives And Topics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Abnormal Psychology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Clinical Neuro-Psychopharmacology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Exploring Language And Its Disorders Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Theory And Practice In Counselling And Psychotheraphy Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive Psychobiology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Fundamentals In Design And Statistics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Clinical Neuro-Psychopharmacology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Exploring Language And Its Disorders Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Theory And Practice In Counselling And Psychotheraphy Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2019/20 are: Year 1: £4,800 Year 2: £2,400.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.
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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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