Taught course

Developmental Psychology

Sheffield Hallam University · Psychology

Entry requirements

You need a second class honours degree or above in psychology or a related 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. International students Typically you need qualifications equivalent to the above, plus an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent if English is not your first language. 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.

MSc, PgDip

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a greater 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 your career as a psychologist, you also gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in this specialist area.

Key points
• 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 our undergraduate programmes.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 2430